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FAQ – FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What is the Brazilian House Museum

The Brazilian House Museum is an Institution belonging to the Secretariat of Culture and Creative Economy of the State of Sao Paulo. It focuses on matters of Brazilian dwelling through themes such as architecture and design. MCB’s program holds temporary shows and an agenda of talks, lectures, and publications that contextualize its vocation for architecture and design, contributing to the formation of critical and analytical thought throughout a diversity of matters, such as urbanism, dwelling, creative economy, urban mobility, and sustainability.


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Where is the MCB located?

The MCB is located in Sao Paulo, at Av. Brigadeiro Faria Lima, 2705, Jd. Paulistano.


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At what hours and days are the MCB open?

MCB is opened to the public from Tuesday to Sunday, 10 am – 6 pm. Specific events might work at exceptional hours.
NOTE: Visitation is temporarily unavailable at this time.


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What are the ticket rates?

Tickets cost R$ 15 (full rate) and R$7.50 (half-rate). Free on Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays for all visitors.

Please check out further information about ticket rates and gratuities on the link: https://mcb.org.br/pt/visite-o-mcb/acesso-e-horarios/.


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Who’s entitled to half-rate?

Half-rate is applied to all students, carriers of the ID-jovem, handicaps, and their companions.


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Do I have to pay for a ticket if I am visiting the restaurant?

Yes, tickets are charged from all visitors that enjoy the museum’s facilities (exhibition rooms and garden), including the restaurant.


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How do I schedule an educational visit for my school/group

The educational visit’s program is composed of regular visits to the collection and temporary shows. School visits happen on Thursdays in at two hours: 10:30 am and 2:30 pm. You can schedule over the phone – +55 11 3026 3913, +55 11 3032 2499, or via email: agendamento@mcb.org.br, from Monday to Friday, from 9 am to 6 pm.


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Does the museum offer a parking lot?

The museum offers a third party valet service. Please check rates on our website: https://mcb.org.br/pt/visite-o-mcb/acesso-e-horarios/.


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Does the museum offer a luggage keeping service?

At this time, we are unable to offer such a service.


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Are pets allowed to the museum facilities?

Pets are not allowed to our facilities, except for guide dogs.


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Am I allowed to touch objects in the exhibitions?

It is not allowed to touch, lean, sit, manipulate or remove any of the objects in all exhibitions, as well as their displays on long or short term exhibitions without previous instruction and supervision of the museum’s Preservation Research and Documentation office. In other specific occasions, the Educational can also assist visits with such special needs.


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Am I allowed to take photos in the museum space?

Photos are allowed with no flash, tripods, selfie sticks. Any actions of these guidelines should be advised by the museum’s Preservation Research and Documentation office.


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Can I take professional footage, make photo essays, or photo books in the museum’s facilities?

It is not allowed to take professional footage or take professional photos in the museum’s facilities without previous authorization from our Communications or Events office. Please get in contact for such actions through the emails: eventos@mcb.org.br and comunicacao@mcb.org.br.


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Are picnics allowed in the Garden?

Picnics must take place exclusively in the museum’s garden. The terrace space is reserved for museum events only. As the museum is a public space, picnics should be kept informal and should not display as a private event. It is important to highlight that picnics must follow rules, instructions, and regulations that guarantee the appropriate use of space, allowing every visitor to enjoy our external area. We remind you that the museum does not schedule dates and times for picnics since during its opening hours, we offer other events open to the general public. For further information on picnics in our space please visit: https://mcb.org.br/pt/visite-o-mcb/piquenique/.


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Can I practice sports in the museum’s Garden?

Sports such as hiking, slacklining, jogging, running, practices with balls, and other gadgets are not allowed in the garden or any other museum space. The museum’s garden is a space in which we offer cultural and recreational activities (exhibitions, concerts, lectures, workshops, markets among others) which are developed for public appreciation. Therefore, the garden is not a public park and is subjected to its own rules and regulations, designed to preserve the institution’s environmental heritage.


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I am interested in working at the MCB. How can I apply for positions?

Você pode acompanhar as vagas em aberto pelo site do museu através do link https://mcb.org.br/pt/museu/trabalhe-no-mcb/ ou cadastrar o seu currículo no mesmo local. 


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I would like to have access to MCB’s archives for my research. What should I do?

Our Documentation Center assists researchers from Mondays to Fridays, 9 am to 6 pm, with previous scheduling through the email cedoc@mcb.org.br. Scheduled researchers come one at a time, from Tuesdays to Fridays, from 9 am to 2 pm.

NOTE: We are currently not receiving researchers.


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How do I schedule events in the museum’s facilities?

As a way to gather funds for its cultural agenda, within a broader fundraising plan, the MCB lends its space for corporate events for fixed costs, depending on the areas that will be used. Such events can take place in the terrace, garden, and the restaurant’s external area. For further information and scheduling, please reach out at eventos@mcb.org.br and (+55 11) 3032 3727 e 3026 3908.


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What is the program Friends of MCB and how can I become a member?

The program aims to get our public closer to the activities we offer and is a part of our fundraising program which reverts to our cultural agenda. Among other benefits is free admittance to the MCB for a year; you receive our activities through email; special visits with our educational team; 50% discount for submission fees in our design award; 50% discount in paid courses. For further information on the program, please visit https://bit.ly/3d62tDm. The yearly fee for becoming a member is R$ 200.00


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