Thursday, 21 August 2014

Museu Nacional de Geologia de Maputo (MNG)

On Tuesday, I had another cultural visit!

This museum is open daily ( except Mondays), with different opening hours and its building was intended to accommodate a synagogue when edificated.
The MNG presents two sections, geological and industrial.
The geological section has different collections : mineralogy (precious stones), stratigraphy (rocks divided in formations and relative geological eras) and minerals of economical interest.
In the first room, you have some informations about the history of our Earth and a little collection of fossils from Mozambique, while in the second room you find maps about the geology of this country.
In the third room ( divided into 5 sections), you can see the macro & micro characteristics of some rocks; crystallography with some didactic models; identification properties of minerals and a dark window where are put some minerals with natural radioactivity, that you can observe when you with on an ultraviolet lamp!
In the fourth room, instead, there is a collection of minerals from Mozambique and in the fifth one you find rocks and minerals that have some interest in the industrial sector.
(more informations in this article, in portoguese : here)

After paying the ticket, even here, I was allowed to take some pictures…. Enjoy the visit!!!!

xxxx Alessandra


  1. It looks as though it is a very interesting place and that you had an interesting visit too! xx

  2. Nice building and looks like it was arranged nicely. I used to collect rocks ... gave them all away to my first husband's little brother. Kinda wish I hadn't done that now. :) Best wishes, Tammy

  3. Wow - what a fantastic museum. Such interesting exhibits.

  4. I can see you that you are exploring your surroundings,;)) It's an interresting place to visit and to learn more about the country. thanks and byebye Francien

    1. We didn't have holidays this summer, so I'm trying to have some now, before the arrival of our container from Indonesia….. !!!! ;oD
      xxxxxx Ale

  5. Thank you for taking us along in your pocket. Very beautiful and only makes me want to see more. Maybe someday.

    1. So glad you enjoyed the visit at the museum, too!!!! ;oD
      see you soon, xxxx Ale

  6. My son would love it there ... he has an ever growing collection of rocks and crystals in his bedroom ...
    M x

  7. Lovely to see you getting your bearings in your new home. I've been reading along since you arrived in Maputo but must apologise for the lack of comments ... I need to be on my lap top to be able to leave one.

    The museum looks fabulous :)

  8. Wonderful museum, Ale! Thank you for taking us along too :)
    Happy weekend.
    Helen xox

  9. What a great post! Whatever country we visit, we see to visit as many museums as we can because we love learning new things! Thanks for sharing.

  10. Fun, looks like you guys have been busy exploring your new home!
    Kate :}


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