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Fun history lesson

Everybody knows about the Museum of Natural History in Maputo, but there is also a good number of... read more

Reviewed 15 January 2018
Mohnomishe
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Maputo, Mozambique
Small building, large collection

Its found in "The Yellow House", reputedly the oldest building still standing in Maputo. 2 big... read more

Reviewed 29 December 2017
Richard J
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Omaha
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Reviewed 15 January 2018

Everybody knows about the Museum of Natural History in Maputo, but there is also a good number of smaller museums that all contribute to a better understanding of both the past and the present of Mozambique. There's the museum of Geology, museum of Trains &...More

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Reviewed 29 December 2017

Its found in "The Yellow House", reputedly the oldest building still standing in Maputo. 2 big rooms filled with collections of coins and currency from Mozambique as a colony and nation, and from almost every country in the world. Signs are in Portuguese though, so...More

Thank Richard J
Reviewed 16 June 2017

Fortunately there was an employee at the museum who spoke excellent English and explained all exhibits. The signs itself are in Portuguese only. Interesting and fun to learn about the history of money.

Thank Unterwegs
Reviewed 9 June 2017 via mobile

This is the first masonry house built in Maputo City. The same was done in 1860, and has undergone some remodeling over the years, both to deal with the action of the climatic conditions characteristic of Maputo Bay and to make it more functional. However,...More

Thank Pedro T
Reviewed 1 February 2017

I could read enough Portugese to understand most of the exhibits (and some was in English). For the locals, I'm sure that the rooms filled with currency from the various countries around the world might be interesting but I was much more focused on the...More

Thank DougS51
Reviewed 5 January 2016

The Museu da Moeda is a place to visit if you would like to get to know more about the history of trade in the Indian Ocean, prior to the arrival of portuguese explorer and after that! It is located on the Maputo down town...More

1  Thank Feliciano_moz
Reviewed 21 December 2015

Maputo is a town of great architecture but the body of it is 20th Century Aer Deco and Art Moderne. I only saw this building from the outside but it represents one of the few remaining early buildings from Maputo's Colonial Portuguese history. This and...More

2  Thank DohaInternational
Reviewed 21 October 2015

A place where you can learn about the evolution of Maputo, Mozambique and the Neighbouring countries through the power of money

1  Thank Pantufa F
Reviewed 17 October 2015

In this oldest profane building in town you can see dusty currency in this very small museum while you are walking around and checking out other places in the old part of Maputo, the "Baixa".

1  Thank Nicolandia
Reviewed 11 October 2015

This museum of money focuses on money and its origins, and has a vast collection of currency from all over the world. It is located in what appears to be a lovely, modern structure but is one of the oldest houses in Maputo. Lovely blue...More

1  Thank Hooggenoeg
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