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Natural History Museum

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Address: Praca Travessia do Zambeze 104, Maputo 1100, Mozambique
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This museum is worth seeing it at least once, has god pieces, even has a scenery of the " jungle" with real pieces!

Reviewed 14 March 2017
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Durban, South Africa
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9 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The museum has a natural feel to it. Animals appear to be wandering about in the jungle! The elephant fetus display was very informative. The coelacanth size was suprising. Exhibits appear to be in excellent condition. The museum is worth a visit for all age groups.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

This museum is worth seeing it at least once, has god pieces, even has a scenery of the " jungle" with real pieces!

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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392 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

The building wasrestored in 2013 for its 100th anniversary and is a fine colonial building. Within that confine the displays are laid out in an modern museum 'naturalness' However some of the taxidermy has suffered over the years and the displays are a bit dusty.

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Melbourne, Australia
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97 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2017

Truely, an amazing place with a couple of hundred stuffed animals and fish, mostly from Africa. Needs to be looked after as the exhibits were dirty and dusty. Even had an elephant fetus claimed to be the only one in the world on exhibit. Well worth a visit when in Maputo.

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Maputo, Mozambique
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144 reviews
67 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2017 via mobile

This museum is very old and animals haven't been well cared. Everything is old and overdate and worst of all, no one cares about it. Animals are with a lot of dust, they are damaged and getting worse. They have a part with elephant gestational period that is interesting but once again is starting to get damaged because it starts... More 

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Thank msgoliveira
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9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2017 via mobile

There is absolutely no reason to visit this museum, I still don't understand why it is part on the city tour. It has no value as a cultural site and unless you enjoy looking at a poorly maintained collection of dusty and dilapidated stuffed animals, don't go there.

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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2017

The entrance fee was only the equivalent of US $0.20. Perhaps this explains why so much of the taxidermy is cracking and in need of serious repair. While some of the animals are displayed under glass, most of them are in one large room with all the specimens out in the open air and posed so that various species are... More 

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Eagle River, Alaska
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209 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

My wife and I visited this museum while touring Maputo, Mozambique. The museum has lots of stuffed animals placed in very realistic situations (lion attacking a buffalo, etc). It doesn't take long to see the entire museum, but well worth a visit.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

This is not a history museum. It only has stuffed animals, insects and 1 or 2 pots. Definitely without a doubt not something that you want to waist your time doing. It's all dirty and small.. total time spent there was maybe 15 min. Nothing is in English so even if there is something remotely interesting, you cannot read what... More 

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Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
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899 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 428 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2017

The building itself is the real attraction here. The neo-Venetian design and architectural moldings are gorgeous. The museum itself houses stuffy and crumbling displays. I'd suggest you just visit the outside of the building.

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