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Natural History Museum

#9 of 45 things to do in Maputo Features Animals
Praca Travessia do Zambeze 104, Maputo 1100, Mozambique
+258 21 485 401
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Life-Sized Displays of Wildlife, Insects, Fish - Don't Miss Display Illustrating Elephant Development (Back Corner).

Mildly Interesting Museum on 2 Floors of A Victorian Mansion. The Main Floor features a Large... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Worth visited

Very impressive as well as educated. A must for children. Best way to learn about nature life in... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Praca Travessia do Zambeze 104, Maputo 1100, Mozambique
+258 21 485 401
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Mildly Interesting Museum on 2 Floors of A Victorian Mansion. The Main Floor features a Large Life-sized Display of Wildlife. Don't Miss the Display Illustrating Elephant Development (in a Back Corner). Upstairs are Similar Displays of Insects and Fish. Allow 20-30 Minutes.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very impressive as well as educated. A must for children. Best way to learn about nature life in Africa. On the right hand side of the musuem building, there is a small one storey building with painting of African style on the wall, is the...More

Thank Chul S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I ended up at this museum by mistake. I asked the taxi driver to take me to the National Art Museum and he brought me here instead. The entry fee is minimal, I did a quick tour of the place- lots of stuffed animals on...More

Thank Keli W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is a place to tick off if you are in Maputo. It will take about an hour to visit. It has different stuffed animals of Mozambique, mammals, fishes, etc.

Thank Nirvanjyoti
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

There's nothing wow to see but since it is within the cultural district it is good to stopover and see it. There is a live snake show, enquire at reception upon arrival so they can direct you where you should go.

Thank Ayanda N
Reviewed 9 June 2017 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
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Morgan A
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.