Museum Of Science And Technology School Of Mines - Minerology Sector, Ouro Preto

Museum Of Science And Technology School Of Mines - Minerology Sector, Ouro Preto - Address, Phone Number, Ticket Price

Address: Praca Tiradentes, 20 - Centro, Ouro Preto - MG, 35400-000, Brazil

Phone: +55-3135593119

Ticket Price: 10 BRL

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Time Required: 02:00 Hrs

Timings: 12:00 pm - 05:00 pm Details

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About Museum Of Science And Technology School Of Mines - Minerology Sector, Ouro Preto

The School of Mines was founded in 1875, By the French scientist Claude Henri Gorceix. Ever since then it has been enriched by donations every year by students and teachers and visitors. It is now one of the largest collections of minerals in the world, with 20,000 geological samples from all over the globe. Some of the minerals you can expect to see you are uranium, agate, opals, quartz, stalactites and so on. The collection is almost magical.

The museum is housed in the former Palace of the Governors; this is also the resting place for the museum's founder. While the Museum of Science and Technology has other exhibits - Industry, topography, natural heritage, Astronomie, mining, a library, Electrical Engineering - the mineral collection is the main attraction.

Museum Of Science And Technology School Of Mines - Minerology Sector Information

  • The different sections of the museum are open at different times. These have been given below. Be sure that you visit during the opening hours of the section you are interested in.

Museum Of Science And Technology School Of Mines - Minerology Sector Ticket Prices

  • R$5: Ask to see if you qualify for these discounted rates.

Museum Of Science And Technology School Of Mines - Minerology Sector Opening and Closing Hours

  • The astronomical observatory: 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturdays
  • Industry and rail: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Steel and metallurgy: Only scheduled visits okay.

How To reach Museum Of Science And Technology School Of Mines - Minerology Sector by Public Transport

  • Drive to here. Ask locals for direction.
  • Take a taxi.
  • Ask locals for public transport information.

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