Museu De Historia Natural de Maputo, Maputo

3.0
#2 of 9 in Museums in Maputo
Apart from the usual displays expected at such facilities, Museu De Historia Natural de Maputo exhibits some rather spooky dioramas with taxidermy specimens, as well as a collection of bleached elephant fetuses. The displays occupy a charming colonial building, originally built for a school but turned into a museum in 1933. The museum also features a small ethnology exhibit. Put Museu De Historia Natural de Maputo at the forefront of your travel plans using our Maputo vacation planning website .
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  • The museum consists of various themed rooms with exhibits such as figures, musical instruments and household objects in the area of ethnology and prepared animals in the rooms reptiles, fish and everything else. One can understand the structure only unfortunately are the few explanatory texts in Portuguese.
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  • Definitely worth a look, the exhibitions are nothing amazing, quite basic. The building itself is beautiful.  more »
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  • The building itself is beautiful. The collections are what you would see in a Natural History Museum elsewhere with the exception of the elephant foetuses preserved in formaldehyde which are fascinating. However they were cultivated when the colonial government decided to clear the forested area South of Maputo and in the process slaughtered about two thousand elephants.
  • The business card of Maputo. Here's you will find the only place in the world where there's 21 months of the elephant gestation in clorophorme bottles among other arquelogical artcrafts. Quite neat!
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