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“Small but interesting - good for kids”

Museum of Mineralogy
Ranked #8 of 129 things to do in Ouro Preto
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 3 July 2014

We liked this small museum. There are 5 different parts, but it takes about 45 min. to an hour to go through unless you are REALLY interested in mineralogy. We went with small kids and there was enough to keep them interested - the best parts are at the end (the physics/science experiment room and the gems room). It was worth seeing and inexpensive to visit.

2  Thank jenrothg
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Reviewed 16 February 2014 via mobile

It is not easy to keep interest during the visit. Lots of objects and it gets boring. It is pity that in such rich area with so many miners, this museum is such old style.

Thank Dominique N
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Reviewed 6 February 2014

I must confess, I have a special interest in geology! But I found this place fascinating. It has a rock and mineral collections as good as some European museums. All very well labelled and well displayed.

Thank BeckyHumberstone
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Reviewed 4 December 2013

A good museum . A pleasure to visit. The best us how to make fake jewels with a teeth brush plastic ! ! you will pay attention. No a lot of gold . A very educative visit in a colonial house

Thank Jean Claude C
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Reviewed 7 November 2013

Well laid out museum and inexpensive.

The mineral room has an incredible selection of stones and really grabs the attention. Some of their examples of semi precious gems are stunning.

1  Thank Stjohn and Clar... N
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