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National Money Museum

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Museum close to the ferry harbour

This museum is one of the major attraction of Maputo which is located to the Ferry Harbour. It is... read more

Reviewed 25 September 2018
Evanston, Illinois
An interesting museum.

Cute, and unique - especially for numismatists. As an aside, they have some U.S. currency on... read more

Reviewed 15 August 2018
Goshen, New York
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Reviewed 25 September 2018

This museum is one of the major attraction of Maputo which is located to the Ferry Harbour. It is within walking distance to the fish Museum, Park and other attractions.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank kiltmaker2
Reviewed 25 September 2018

The "Museu Nacional da Moeda" is housed at "Casa Amarela" ("Yellow House", in English), a building dating from 1860 and probably the oldest one in Maputo. This small Museum, administered by the "Universidade Eduardo Mondlane", is entirely dedicated to numismatic, displaying over 5.000 related articles....More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank LuizDutraNeto
Reviewed 15 August 2018

Cute, and unique - especially for numismatists. As an aside, they have some U.S. currency on display - coins and a "One Million Dollar" Bill - which of course, does not really exist but made me and my Mozambican colleagues laugh a bit. Otherwise, seems...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank michaelpA2359VJ
Reviewed 15 January 2018

Everybody knows about the Museum of Natural History in Maputo, but there is also a good number of smaller museums that all contribute to a better understanding of both the past and the present of Mozambique. There's the museum of Geology, museum of Trains &...More

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank Mohnomishe
Reviewed 29 December 2017

Its found in "The Yellow House", reputedly the oldest building still standing in Maputo. 2 big rooms filled with collections of coins and currency from Mozambique as a colony and nation, and from almost every country in the world. Signs are in Portuguese though, so...More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Richard J
Reviewed 16 June 2017

Fortunately there was an employee at the museum who spoke excellent English and explained all exhibits. The signs itself are in Portuguese only. Interesting and fun to learn about the history of money.

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank Unterwegs
Reviewed 9 June 2017 via mobile

This is the first masonry house built in Maputo City. The same was done in 1860, and has undergone some remodeling over the years, both to deal with the action of the climatic conditions characteristic of Maputo Bay and to make it more functional. However,...More

Date of experience: November 2016
Thank pedrot857
Reviewed 1 February 2017

I could read enough Portugese to understand most of the exhibits (and some was in English). For the locals, I'm sure that the rooms filled with currency from the various countries around the world might be interesting but I was much more focused on the...More

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank DougS51
Reviewed 6 January 2016

The Museu da Moeda is a place to visit if you would like to get to know more about the history of trade in the Indian Ocean, prior to the arrival of portuguese explorer and after that! It is located on the Maputo down town...More

Date of experience: November 2015
1  Thank Feliciano_moz
Reviewed 21 December 2015

Maputo is a town of great architecture but the body of it is 20th Century Aer Deco and Art Moderne. I only saw this building from the outside but it represents one of the few remaining early buildings from Maputo's Colonial Portuguese history. This and...More

Date of experience: December 2015
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