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Museu de Ciência e Técnica, Ouro Preto Interesting

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Museu de Ciência e Técnica, Ouro Preto Interesting : Michelin's recommendations

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The Museu de Ciência e Técnica, a former mining school, was founded by Frenchman Claude-Henri Gorceix (1876). It has an exceptional collection of minerals (most notably a very rare imperial topaz) excavated from the subsoils of Minas Gerais and of the whole of Brazil. Various instruments used for boring and digging are on display, including a drill, diving suit, vibrating table and magnetic separator. The astronomy section of the museum puts on observation sessions.

Useful Information

  • Address : Praça Tiradentes 20 BR - Ouro-PretoOuro-Preto
  • Phone : (31) 3559-3119
  • E-mail : museu@ufop.br
  • Website :
  • Prices : 5 brl

Opening hours :

  • Tue-Sun noon-5pm

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