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Museum of Mineralogy

Praca Tiradentes 20, Ouro Preto, State of Minas Gerais 35400-000, Brazil
+55 31 3559 3119
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Minerals and mining are at the heart of Minas Gerais and the museum gives a good introduction. The... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Not the richest of exhibits but its an ok small museum. The mineral sections are worth to see. The... read more

Reviewed 15 April 2017
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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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  • Very good28%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Praca Tiradentes 20, Ouro Preto, State of Minas Gerais 35400-000, Brazil
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

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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.

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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.

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.

Thank sachidewey
Reviewed 27 June 2016

Largest and most comprehensive collection of minerals I have ever seen. They were all well displayed.

Thank alan67456
Reviewed 13 June 2016

This museum is not the most fancy museum you will ever visit, but unless you are a mineralogist, you will probably never see so many gem stones in one place. Our 8 year old son said it was one of the best museums he ever...More

Thank celinebelgium
Reviewed 22 December 2015

This museum belongs to the federal universisty of minas gerais and if you like precoous gems with a bit of science into it is a must! We took the guided tour with one of the students which made it even more interesting because the guide...More

Thank cintiafsampaio
Reviewed 23 November 2015 via mobile

The museum is awesome for the pol who like the subject. It has a room with precious stones from all over the world, lota of variety. Really worthy! My fav on OP.

Thank Aline G
Reviewed 28 August 2015 via mobile

We were glad we came here And saw all The wonderful collection of precious stones. We went To s gold mine earlier that day And didn't see any!! Good for kids And there is a hands on section at The end!!

Thank PaulMarc
Reviewed 26 June 2015

The collection is overwhelming to see. Not one but two large sections of minerals. Many from US as well. You can visit a Physics, machinery, mining section also besides the minerals. Large open air middle section of museum. R 6 to enter.

Thank Sabrina W
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