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Natural History Museum

#9 of 42 things to do in Maputo Features Animals
Praca Travessia do Zambeze 104, Maputo 1100, Mozambique
+258 21 485 401
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The Natural History Museum

The Natural History Museum is famous for its collections of embalmed animals with a wide variety of... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Pedro T
Maputo, Mozambique
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When in Maputo must visit place..get one of the guys to explain to you and does a good job... read more

Reviewed 4 May 2017
Goa, India
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Praca Travessia do Zambeze 104, Maputo 1100, Mozambique
+258 21 485 401
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Natural History Museum is famous for its collections of embalmed animals with a wide variety of mammals, birds, insects and fish. In it are also represented the big five. The main attraction of this museum is its collection of 14 elephant fetuses from conception...More

Thank Pedro T
Reviewed 4 May 2017 via mobile

When in Maputo must visit place..get one of the guys to explain to you and does a good job , English as well. It's real animals stuffed and showcased in natural surroundings. The ethnographic part was well depicted...and enlightening... Unfortunately 3 rhinos horns got robbed...More

Thank Sparkie09
Reviewed 2 May 2017 via mobile

Prefer seeing animals in than flesh than stuffed. Can still teach you a great deal seeing animals up close and personal, also a little eerie at times. What it is really worth visiting for, is the Elephant display of real fetuses from 1 week to...More

Thank Michelle v
Reviewed 20 April 2017

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...More

Thank nirmalasingh
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!

Thank jessica s
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.

Thank rogerrobert98
Reviewed 10 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...More

Thank 12iguasu13
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...More

Thank msgoliveira
Reviewed 23 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,...More

1  Thank Asya T
Reviewed 2 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...More

Thank DougS51
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Morgan A
Is it free to get in? If not how much in U.S. dollars is it?
26 April 2015|
Response from Melissa kyla B |
It isn't free to get in but in mts it was pretty cheap back in 2013 when I was there last. It would cost next to nothing in USD.