Mineralogy Museum, Belo Horizonte

(3.8/5 based on 95+ reviews on the web)
Occupying three floors of an eclectic, postmodern building known as the 'Queen of Junk,' Mineralogy Museum's collection consists of nearly 3,000 specimens of minerals, rocks, ores, gems, fossils and meteorites. With 80% of the samples coming from mining land, the museum's purpose is to highlight the historical, economic and cultural importance of national and international mining in the state of Minas Gerais. In addition to the permanent collection, you will find the Djalma Guimarães Memorial Room, a collection of personal artifacts and research belonging to the Brazilian geoscience pioneer, and an auditorium that is used for a variety of educational purposes, from lectures to film screenings. Plan your visit to Mineralogy Museum and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Belo Horizonte itinerary builder.
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  • site with the greatest variety of exhibitions, I was surprised by the large collection superb, dynamic and interactive museum
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  • An essential visit for anyone who wants to get to know better the riches. The presentation is impeccable and the access to the different pavilions is very easy.
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  • A great, quiet ride, full of activities at the site and with the bonus of being in freedom square.
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