MM Gerdau - Museu das Minas e do Metal, Belo Horizonte

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The mining of precious metals and gems has long been part of Brazil’s economy. In fact, these resources have been the catalyst for both economic and cultural booms, as well as upheavals. The MM Gerdau - Museu das Minas e do Metal showcases the geology and history of the mining industry. Also on display are the products of the mines, such as iron, gold, zinc, and a treasure chest of colored stones. There are 18 galleries with exhibits such as the Living Mirage with holographic images and the Living Environment, which walks you through the lifecycle of a mine. MM Gerdau - Museu das Minas e do Metal is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our world travel planner, Belo Horizonte Edition.
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  • This imposing building in Praça Liberdade houses the local mineralogy museum. While not as impressive as the mineral museum in Ouro Preto it nevertheless gives a great overview of mines and minerals i...  more »
  • Museum with beautiful architecture. Very well structured, organized and with excellent location. Worth the visit!
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  • Get a varied programming each week. Classes and activities related to the exhibitions. Worth checking out!
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  • There are some really cool exhibitions, the structure is really good and staff are polite and well trained
  • O Prédio do Museu é simplesmente lindo! Uma verdadeira obra de arte, a experiência interna também é muito boa, vários belos exemplares de cristais e belas instalações. Além disso, é totalmente gratuito!
  • The best museum of the liberty square and Belo Horizonte!
  • Ótimo museu!!
  • lindo