Travel on a journey from the 18th century to the 21st at this experience museum with interactive exhibits. Learn about the mining history and culture of Minas Gerais in an original and immersive way and enjoy a fun day out for the whole family while you do so. Opened in 2010, Memorial Minas Gerais Vale is housed in what was previously the headquarters of the State Secretariat of Finance of Minas Gerais, a historical building dating from 1897. The memorial is part of the Cultural Circuit Praça da Liberdade (Freedom Circuit).
Mining for local culture
Learn about the soul and traditions of Minas Gerais in an interactive and contemporary way at the Minas Gerais Vale Memorial. Defined as an "experience museum," it challenges you to discover the history and customs of Minas Gerais in a different way. Explore real and virtual scenes that are blended to create experiences and sensations that take you on a journey from the 18th century to the present day. Meet illustrious characters, great authors, ordinary citizens, replica baroque villages, fashion, typical food, and crafts in the 31 spaces that make up the memorial. The rich mining culture is present in long-term exhibitions in this museum that styles itself as a museum under permanent construction.
All types of art under one roof
Enjoy monthly performances of theater, cinema, dance, music, theater, and local folklore. The performing arts shows are a celebration of the culture and diversity of Minas Gerais. There's also the chance to see poetry made in Minas, with presentations of new talents and names recognized nationally. Poets of various generations, collectives, and regions of the state perform readings of their poems. Photography is also celebrated within the center. The work of local photographers, or photography involving Minas Gerais, is proudly displayed within exhibitions. Other visual arts are also showcased here. The program reveals an intriguing panorama of contemporary local production, presenting the vitality of the new generation of Minas Gerais artists and guaranteeing young artists good exposure. With the coordination and curatorship of Eduardo de Jesus, artists below 35 years old are selected and awarded prizes. Before you leave, make sure to enjoy the cafe which doubles up as an exhibition space for a dining experience that's a bit different from the usual. You can also buy a gift or souvenir from the Memorial Minas Gerais Vale store. Discover the unique history and culture of Minas Gerais at this museum that explores the past, present, and future of the region under one roof.