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Museum of Mineralogy

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You'll spend a nice time visiting this place. We found it a bit messy : this place is (was... read more

Reviewed 26 April 2018
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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Big place to historic objectics to minerology. Very interesting place to childrens, teenagers and... read more

Reviewed 31 March 2018
Belo Horizonte, MG
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One of the largest collections of rocks and minerals in the world, including diamonds, uranium, topaz, quartz, agates and much more, is housed inside the School of Mines.
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Praca Tiradentes 20, Ouro Preto, State of Minas Gerais 35400-000, Brazil
+55 31 3559 3119
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Reviewed 26 April 2018 via mobile

You'll spend a nice time visiting this place. We found it a bit messy : this place is (was) apparently a school but carries many names, as museum of science, museum of mineralogy, etc. nothing clear anyway ... The upper floor (the bigger place) was...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Reviewed 31 March 2018 via mobile

Big place to historic objectics to minerology. Very interesting place to childrens, teenagers and all students. ... Museu interessante oara crianças e todos is estudantes em geral.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Eduardo_Soneca
Reviewed 29 January 2018 via mobile

There you go: my title already gives you the choice to visit or not this museum. If you are looking for polished final mineral items skip it. Now if you like the history of raw, brute minerals, you can’t miss this museum. A tremendous display...More

Date of experience: January 2018
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Reviewed 8 January 2018 via mobile

Good mineral exhibit on the first floor, with an even more extensive collection upstairs. Upstairs exhibits are likely much more interesting for school aged children who speak Portuguese. No photography of the minerals allowed.

Date of experience: January 2018
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Reviewed 18 October 2017

Worth it if you are into rocks. Theres enough to do for an hour and has a nice view of the square from the top.

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed 25 August 2017 via mobile

It only cost $10 Reais to enter and has a good history of mining. I think they should enhance their Mineral collection, a little sparse for being in one of the Mineral capitals of the world.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Taylor S
Reviewed 21 June 2017

Minerals and mining are at the heart of Minas Gerais and the museum gives a good introduction. The early fossil section was also informative and we loved the room with the top quality stones right after the mining section. The top floor was a bit...More

Date of experience: June 2017
1  Thank ed-TO
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

Not the richest of exhibits but its an ok small museum. The mineral sections are worth to see. The other sections are a bit distant from each other.

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank Hefaistos68
Reviewed 24 December 2016

I visited the museum several times but I would go again. A very comprehensive collection of gemstones and minerals that can be enjoyed even for non collectors. A must visit to start falling in love with a wonderful word of minerals.

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank Rubpy
Reviewed 3 August 2016

We enjoyed all of the beautiful displays. My son was blown away by the variety of minerals. They could have a less fussy way of progressing through the museum, and better signage on which way to go next. Very inexpensive.

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank sachidewey
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