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Tis museum presents the Tiradentes uprising of which little is known in the United States. Holds... read more

Reviewed February 18, 2018
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One of the few museums in Brazil

The exhibition shows the history of Ouro Preto which is defined by the slavery of African people... read more

Reviewed December 2, 2017
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Reviewed February 18, 2018

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.

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Reviewed January 10, 2018

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.

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Reviewed December 2, 2017 via mobile

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!

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Reviewed November 13, 2017

Great place to learn the history of the ones that fought for the independence of Brazil. Amazing pieces and great explanation.

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Reviewed October 13, 2017 via mobile

There is so much history surrounding this city ,,so you must as a tourist visit as much locations as you can ,there are many tour guides out side who can also speak English ,so give them your time,,! Good people,

Thank cathalmacdomhnaill
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Reviewed September 30, 2017

You may as well have a look round for an hour but remember you will not be able to take any pictures.

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Reviewed August 30, 2017

This is definitely somewhere worth visiting, especially the upstairs galleries which house some truly beautiful carvings and statues. However, it's BR10 to enter, which although not a huge amount of money, it's only after you've paid that they tell you they don't have the audio tour available after all. Since hardly anything in the museum is labelled in anything but Portuguese, this is a problem. Not sure I'd have paid the cash had I known. Plus the ticket seller isn't exactly very nice and didn't give me my change, something I was helped with by one of the guards who witnessed me being short changed and stepped in when the seller refused. And there's no photography allowed. All in all, not a great experience.

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Reviewed August 23, 2017

Gives good insights into the Portuguese colonial past of Ouro Preto in particular and Brazil in general, including the struggle for independence. Good museum for local standards, but that's not too hard to achieve.

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Reviewed June 21, 2017

For those of us visiting from other countries, this museum gave us a good understanding of the Inconfidencia and the events that led to it. The people involved and their efforts were a view into the historical mindset of colonial Brazil. We felt it improved our understanding of other things we saw in the region.

Thank ed-TO
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Reviewed May 22, 2017

Good displays, interesting, and the outside is really beautiful. Worth going to visit when you're in the area.

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