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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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Nice views

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

Reviewed 3 days ago
mikeazzo
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Harlow, United Kingdom
Nice museum of mining history

It only cost $10 Reais to enter and has a good history of mining. I think they should enhance... read more

Reviewed 25 August 2017
Taylor S
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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 3 days ago

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.

Thank mikeazzo
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.

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

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.

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.

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
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