Ouro Preto

Museu of the Inconfidência Museu of the Inconfidência

The space stores the memory of one of the most important movements of the Colonial Brasil: the Minas Gerais Conspiracy [Inconfidência Mineira].

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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.

Key information and tips

It’s forbidden to film or take pictures inside the Museum.

Opening hours:
Tuesday through Sunday, from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Tickets are sold until 5:20 pm.

R$ 10.00 (R$ 5.00 for students and people over 60)

Duration of the Visit
1 hour
+55 (31) 3551-1121 / +55 (31) 3551-5233
More Info
Official website


Praça Tiradentes, 139 – Centro – Ouro Preto, MG

You can ride a cab through the historic streets of Ouro Preto and get to the Museum more easily.

São João Del Rei is located 98 Km from Belo Horizonte and you can rent a car to ride around town. This small map can help you get around the city of Ouro Preto.

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