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Mundo a Vapor

Avenida Dom Luiz Guanela 1177 | São José, Canela, State of Rio Grande do Sul 95680-000, Brazil
+55 54 3282 1125
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Something for Engineers and everybody else

A really cool museum dedicated to showing how steam powered the industrial revolution, once it... read more

Reviewed May 3, 2016
andycbnj
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Princeton, New Jersey
Too few attractions for the price

It has interesting steam machines exposed, like a steam clock, a steam powerstation (miniature), a... read more

Reviewed February 11, 2016
fabiolutz
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Porto Alegre, RS
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Avenida Dom Luiz Guanela 1177 | São José, Canela, State of Rio Grande do Sul 95680-000, Brazil
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Reviewed May 3, 2016

A really cool museum dedicated to showing how steam powered the industrial revolution, once it arrived in Brazil....Steam-powered water pumps, saws for logging, some old-time German steam-powered tractors and, of course, the recreation at the front door of a steam locomotive that plowed through a...More

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Reviewed February 11, 2016

It has interesting steam machines exposed, like a steam clock, a steam powerstation (miniature), a papermill (also miniature), but the price is too high for so few of them and some are even repetead...

Thank fabiolutz
Reviewed December 30, 2015

It is a very good option for rainy days, curious kids or both. It has many stations that explain how many process we use in our daily lives in a pratical way. The train ride is quite amusing.

Thank LaisSilva
Reviewed December 26, 2015 via mobile

Cheap and very interesting. The concepts of the use of vapor in the industry are well explained (someone explains and demonstrate the concept). Cool place for the kids. There is also a place inside to take vintage photographies but that is paid additionally if wanted.

Thank Swissprice
Reviewed December 25, 2015 via mobile

Nice staff nice place. Strongly recommend. Children will go through a nice learning experience. Organized place.

Thank Paulo C
Reviewed December 10, 2015 via mobile

Very nice place to wake up the engineer person in your kids. I missed the water in the steam boat attraction. I'd suggest creating new attractions and renewing the current ones.

Thank Rod A
Reviewed November 4, 2015

This museum of working miniature models of steam engine technologies is very well presented, with explanations and demonstrations. For example, there is a working model of a paper mill, and a quarry rock crusher and sorter. There are also full size models and actual engines...More

Thank wanderingourmand
Reviewed August 29, 2014

There is actually a steam train falling from the window! The story is that the steam train is a replica from the one that caused an accident in London in 1800's. The train in London didn't stop and crossed the window. Only one person died...More

2  Thank Vanessa P
Reviewed August 23, 2014

This museum is unique. Basically a collection of miniature steam-powered machines that do everything from generate electricity to break rocks and make paper. Unbelievably clever and extremely well laid out. So what is my beef? There was not a single nod to the international crowd....More

1  Thank Dean H
Reviewed July 21, 2014

It's beautiful to see the miniatures of mills, power plants, machines and factories. They all work just like the real big ones, using vapor, water and other natural resources. Also interesting the history of the Urbani family and Porto Alegre - Gramado railroad.

Thank Bruno T
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