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Museum of the Revolution

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Address: Maputo, Mozambique

This museum chronicles Mozambique's war for independence from Portugal.

This museum chronicles Mozambique's war for independence from Portugal.

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Closed for Renovations

I went to this Museum braced for the worst (it is actually owned by the party that one the war post-revolution so history is always written by the victors so they say) but wasnt... read more

2 of 5 bubblesReviewed 11 June 2012
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Stockholm, Sweden
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477 reviews
227 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2015

We tried three times. And we could not find anything that looked like a museum or had a sign, a name, anything that would indicate the existence of such a place... Sadly, because we were interested to see it. I see most of the reviews are quite old. Maybe it is closed or moved?

2 Thank Lillemusen
London, United Kingdom
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266 reviews
79 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2015

Like most museums in Maputo this was closed over the christmas and new year holidays, even though there are a lot of tourists in the city and family that would appreciate somewhere to go.

Thank Jenny B
Nelspruit, South Africa
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281 reviews
62 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2014 via mobile

Please note that the picture featured for the Revolution Museum is in fact the Natural history museum and not the Revolution Museum.

4 Thank 492ricardop
Maputo, Mozambique
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18 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2013

This museum reminds me when i was in primary school and we did a study tour... that was a very looooong time ago. I have a lot of respect for this museum because in Mozambique we don't have a museum culture unfortunately, but this one is quite something. If you're ever in Maputo, go have a look.

Thank Makuanita
Pretoria, South Africa
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23 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2012

When we enjoy, we forget those that perished whilst fighting for the dignity of the African people. I was touched learning about the gallant escapades of Dr Eduardo Mondlane who was in the same profession as I, and Mr Samora Moises Machel! Khanimambo! May their souls rest in peace! Their blood wrote the preamble of African century! Viva!

1 Thank ZingaraPretoria
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15 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2012

We passed but the guard said it has been closed since 2010. It has been bought by the leading political party so soon will just be a propaganda machine

1 Thank TMGy
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10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2012

I went to this Museum braced for the worst (it is actually owned by the party that one the war post-revolution so history is always written by the victors so they say) but wasnt expecting to find it closed. Even worse, the person who told me said it had been closed for nearly two years.

1 Thank harshbutfair1
Maputo, Mozambique
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67 reviews
23 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 March 2012

This place will tell you how the Mozambicans fought for their country. You will feel as if you're in their shoes, it's that good. Worth a visit.

1 Thank ritesh17
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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67 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2012

The collection of the exhibits are reasonable but it is not maintained or displayed in an attractive fashion. It's worth a short visit to understand the history of the Mozambican independence on the way to one of markets.

Thank Jeevaduraisamy

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