Museu da Inconfidência
Museu da Inconfidência
4.5
Speciality MuseumsArt MuseumsHistory Museums
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
About
Museu da Inconfidência or Museum of the Inconfidência is a history museum dedicated to those who died in a failed rebellion movement Inconfidência Mineira for Brazilian independence from Portugal. With over four thousand pieces, its collection holds objects of the Minas Gerais universe from the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries and works of artists such as Antônio Francisco Lisboa, famously known as Aleijadinho. It is located in Tiradentes Square in Ouro Preto in Minas Gerais in a former Jail. It was declared as a National Museum of Brazil in 1990
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Rainer Kaltenbrunner
Rio de Janeiro, RJ9 contributions
Mar 2022
The Museu da Inconfidencia covers a much broader topic than the title "da Inconfidencia" would suggest. The "inconfidencia" is a failed late 18th century rebellion against Portuguese colonial rule and as such regarded a predecessor of Brazilian independence more than 2 decades later. The center of it was Ouro Preto and the museum duly deals with that event. But the museum goes well beyond that and explains the whole history of Ouro Preto in its political, social and cultural dimensions. The exhibits are well explained (you should have at least some background of Brazlilian history). (That the audio guides did not work should definitely be a concern for the administration.) The museum is located in the former townhall, an interesting building in itself with strong colonial roots.
Having visited the museum you would understand that Brasil is much more than Rio, Sao Paulo, the Amazonas and the Nordeste, that Minas has been an important constitutive part for more than three centuries.
Written 24 April 2022
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marcos f
Brasilia, DF5,719 contributions
Mar 2020 • Couples
Museum to think about the Brazilian colonial period, the dominant presence of the Portuguese crown during the gold cycle, and the reactions of sectors of society to the taxes that were charged. The museum discusses customs of the time, the evolution of constructions, artifacts used in mining, the lifestyle, and is dedicated to the thinkers of "Inconfidência Mineira". This movement was formed by representatives of the economic elite of the time, dissatisfied with taxes, who met and talked about libertarian ideals. The rupture with the crown did not happen, since they were denounced as conspirators. Joaquim Silvério dos Reis denounced them, he was a miner who had tax debts, and bargained his debt in exchange for the denunciation of libertarians. Then, after three years of investigation, ten libertarians were sentenced to death, but only one was actually executed: Joaquim José da Silva Xavier ("Tiradentes": the dentist). It is believed that Tiradentes was executed because he was not from a wealthy family, had no education (he was an amateur dentist, merchant, and lieutenants of the imperial cavalry), and also because he assumed his libertarian ideals in interrogations, so he was considered the leader. The rest were expelled to Africa, where they died, and their remains were repatriated in the 1940s. This place arouses many emotions.
Written 11 March 2020
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Inaie
Aguas de Lindoia, SP183 contributions
Jan 2020 • Couples
It s a must see in Rio Preto. A reminder of the wealth of this city and all it did to the region.
It also gives you a good overview of the political scenario of Sec XVII and XIX
Written 7 January 2020
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Oldjack
Greater Melbourne, Australia27,908 contributions
Nov 2019
Housed in the old Municipal Building at the edge of Placa Tiradentes this was an attractive building built between 1784 and 1854. It contains the tomb of Tiradentes (the person who became a martyr in the fight for freedom from Portugal) and many important information about the Inconfidencia Mineira.Check the opening hours as the Sunday of the visit it was closed in the afternoon although stated to be open.
Written 11 November 2019
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RHAHJ
Nijmegen, The Netherlands1,979 contributions
May 2019 • Solo
The building looks like the old Town hall, with its splendorous façade. Inside there is a broad range of items, from a funerary urn and arrowheads from indigenous people, to carriages, to shackles, to the Inconfidentes. Entry was free too, on the Saturday of my visit.
Written 24 May 2019
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Anders W
London, UK33 contributions
Dec 2018 • Family
This museum exhibits many interesting pieces from old Ouro Preto, including gold scales and many other interesting things.

There is also a model showing how they extracted gold in sluices.

You mustn't visit Ouro Preto without visiting this place, which is located in main square - you cannot miss it!
Written 28 December 2018
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WC-Travelers-75
West Chester, PA2,201 contributions
Jun 2017 • Couples
Tis museum presents the Tiradentes uprising of which little is known in the United States. Holds remains of the revolutionaries except Tiradentes (drawn/ quartered/ and body parts distributed). The museum has multiple floors regarding period colonial life - heavy on religious objects. No photos allowed. Disappointed since not much curation in English, which seems typical of Brazilian landmarks and sites. Museum is a bargain at R$6.
Written 18 February 2018
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Renee Y
Noordwijk, The Netherlands561 contributions
Jan 2018 • Couples
Was intrigued with the name of the museum and the good reviews on TripAdvisor but was disappointed. There were signs in english but they were written in such a difficult way that we gave up. Thus the story of the betrayal was not really clear. We enjoyed much more the churches and the mine that we visited.
Written 10 January 2018
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Denis
Berlin, Germany1,277 contributions
Dec 2017 • Friends
The exhibition shows the history of Ouro Preto which is defined by the slavery of African people who were brought here in order to work in the mines. its has a variety of paintings, sculptures, antique furniture etc. Definitely worth a visit when you are here!
Written 2 December 2017
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FlyingTuga
Coimbra, Portugal740 contributions
Nov 2017
Great place to learn the history of the ones that fought for the independence of Brazil. Amazing pieces and great explanation.
Written 13 November 2017
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