The Minas Conspiracy was a separatist movement that happened in the 18th century, in Minas Gerais. A group, enraged by the Portuguese control over Brasil and the high taxes levied by Portugal, decided to set Brasil free of the Portuguese domain. The movement was discovered and harshly repressed, and Tiradentes, the leader of the Inconfidência, hanged.
The Museum of the Inconfidência - which served as municipal Palace and jail - was opened in 1944, in Ouro Preto. Its creation began in the 1930s, when then-President Getúlio Vargas ordered that the bodies of the inconfidentes buried in Africa were brought to Brasil. The space was remodeled to serve as a museum to the memory of the movement.
The collection is composed of approximately four thousand pieces, among them several works of the Historical and Artistic Heritage of Minas. There are objects of the everyday life of Colonial Brasil, urns with remains of the inconfidentes, musical scores, books, documents, furniture and paintings.
It’s forbidden to film or take pictures inside the Museum.
R$ 10.00 (R$ 5.00 for students and people over 60)
Praça Tiradentes, 139 – Centro – Ouro Preto, MG