Sunday, 17 August 2014

Museu de Historia Natural de Maputo

On Friday morning, I paid a visit to the local Natural History Museum of Maputo, who was founded in 1911 as a Provincial Museum , while from 1933 became the Museu de Historia Natural we still visit today.
For the opening hours and the tickets price you can visit their Facebook page. There is even a website, but still under construction. If you are interested to read about the celebrations of the 100 years of the museum, you can "read" ( in portoguese ) this article and for more pictures you may have a look at this post. You can notice some differences, just making comparisons with some of my pics!!!! ;oD


It's a very nice building (outside and inside) and the collection is displayed on two floors (ground floor and first floor).
The collection consists of a considerable amount of stuffed animals ( so that you can have an idea of the local fauna ), insects, reptiles, fish and an impressive elephant embryo display ( from the first month to the 22nd month, that is the end of the pregnancy!). Even though t needs some improvements ( dusty stuffed animals and some are loosing their stuffing, too!), especially in the description of the animals, that very often have only their name tags.
Apart from that, I really enjoyed the visit ( it takes almost one hour to have a proper look around), especially the ethnographic gallery and the shell collection, so pretty and old fashioned. Outside the museum, there is a lovely garden with a (fake) dinosaurs display and some gorgeous murales by Malagantana.

Well, now it's your turn to have fun!!!





dugong skeleton

dolphin skeleton



























…. now take a rest, grab a cuppa and think twice before going on as there are still a lot of pics……
It's up to you, but remember : I warned you!!!!! ;oD
































….when I payed for the entrance ticket, the guy at the entrance told me : " Please do not touch anything, but you can take photos "…. you know what happened then, right? ;oD

xxxx Alessandra


16 comments:

  1. The building is lovely, but I'm not so sure about its contents. Very interesting. I do like the baskets, mosaics, wood pieces, and the artwork at the end. :) Best wishes, Tammy

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  2. A beautiful building with a great museum, thanks for showing us. It looks a bit like Naturalis in Leiden.
    Educating, for adults and the little ones:) byebye Francien

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  3. I agree with you Francien : so good when you find something educative for both young's and adults!!!!!
    xxxxxx Ale

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  4. Dear Ale, Great pictures of a wonderful museum. Love to see from you again. Love from Tinie

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  5. Very nice - real old fashioned museum.
    (Smiling at the tad over-muscled kudu at the entrance :-)

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  6. Ciao Alessandra, ben ritrovata ! Ti auguro ogni bene in questo nuovo paese, grazie di permetterci di girare il mondo insieme a te e attendo come sempre le tue originali creazioni.
    A presto
    Maria Luisa

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    1. ciao Maria Luisa!
      Qui tutto bene e presto potrete rivedere qualche mio prodotto artigianale!!!!
      Buona settimana, xxxxx Ale

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  7. Looks like a very interesting place.

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    1. Hi Gillian!!!
      The place itself it's amazing! I really had a happy time visiting this old fashioned museum!!!
      Have a good week, xxxxx Ale

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  8. Thanks for a tour around and inside the museum! You have a good eye for details. I like the colourful animals, photo numner?, with the fish on top. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. You are really welcome Andree'!!!! Glad you enjoyed the visit at the museum!!!!
      xxxxxx Ale

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  9. ♥vov! Looks like a very interesting place!! Thanks for this post!

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  10. I am glad you were allowed to take photos so that we can all enjoy the exhibits! Thank you for sharing!

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  11. Great tour Ale!! Impressive displays....I saw some rather good african art there ....that caught my eye! Lucky!! You aren't usually allowed to take photos in museums!

    keep well
    Amanda x

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  12. Thanks for the tour!
    Kate :}

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  13. Wonderful to see all your pics. My children would enjoy a visit to a museum like that!

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I'm very happy to see you here! After your visit, feel free to leave a comment!
I love to hear from you and I like to keep in touch!
I'll answer you back asap!!
Thank you and enjoy your day,
xxxx Alessandra

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