About the Museum
Museu do Ipiranga is the main building of the Paulista Museum, which is a museum specialized in history and material culture and is part of the University of São Paulo.
The building where the exhibits and spaces for educational and cultural activities are housed today was designed to be a monument commemorating the Proclamation of Independence, which occurred in 1822. The building was constructed between 1885 and 1890. In 1894, the newly created Museu do Estado (Paulista Museum) was transferred to the monument.
This is how the stories of São Paulo’s oldest public museum and the Monument to Independence got mixed up and, since then, it has become known as Museu do Ipiranga.
Explore the Timeline
that tells the history of the MuseumSEE TIMELINE