Educational Service

The educational service welcomes groups of different ages and provenances, promoting experiences that suit their expectations and needs.

Educational Programs

Maintaining a close and continuous work relationship with schools and other institutions is one of the main objectives of the Educational Service. Therefore, several projects are promoted and welcomed:



We live in times when it is necessary to discuss the obvious. Let’s do it! The Aljube Museum Resistance and Freedom is a space of memory, of resistance to dictatorship and the struggle for freedom. It is a musealized place, an old prison where people “trapped by their free thought” passed, and it is also a museum with responsibility for socializing common memory with the community, especially the youngest.

We challenge everyone to critical reflection and the approach to testimonial memory as cultural heritage and construction of identity and common memory. Questioning and critical thinking are part of our daily lives, valuing freedoms, rights and guarantees is a daily practice in our activity, the commitment to a culture of dialogue and understanding is one of the reasons for our existence.

Education for Citizenship and Human Rights is at our origin, and in our identity and in our daily practice. For all these reasons, we decided to launch the invitation to help us think and explain the obvious: education and culture are always the best answer.

In the first half of 2021, on the last Wednesday of each month, we will  share with you, with the help of our guests some reflections and concerns.

You all are invited to participate whether in the auditorium of our museum or by streaming on our networks, join us, and bring a friend!


➢ Dates:

January 27th- David Rodrigues February

February 24th – Sara Barrigas, Luzia Lima Rodrigues, Joana Simões Piedade

March 24th– José Morgado and Rita Ramalho

April 29 – Ana Maria Bettencourt

May 26 – Sérgio Gaitas and Sérgio Niza

➢ Location: Aljube Museum Resistance and Freedom

➢ Registration:

➢ Format: in person and / or virtual

Activity in portuguese


DESCOLA is a program of creative activities developed in municipal cultural spaces and directed specifically to the school public, students and teachers.

«Descolar» (Taking off)… in a pandemic time

Thinking about the educational offer of municipal cultural facilities for schools in a scenario of great uncertainty is a challenging exercise, and the Aljube Museum also participates in this challenge.

See the activities we offer for students in the 3rd Cycle of Basic and Secondary Education.

3rd Cycle of Basic

Secondary Education

This initiative is for portuguese public only.

Short story Contest “The Clandestine”

Censorship was the theme of the third edition of the Contest of Tales. This year’s Short Story Contest winners are:

Youth Category:

1 • Vanessa Filipa with “The end of the beginning”;

2 • Mariana Esser with “The Silence of words”;

3 • Dinis Fonseca with “Divergences of a time”.

Adult Category:

1 • Andreia Costa with “You left my heart in Lisbon” and Maria Jorgete Teixeira with “Treble Clef”;

2 • José P. Gonçalves with “How many faces are censored?”;

3 • Filomena Gaspar with “In the name of all of us”.

We are grateful to all participants and congratulations to the winners!

In time we will bring news about the next edition!

We will be available for all clarifications, if you need or

We’re here!

“Being a Political Prisoner” was the theme of the first edition in 2018. “The Clandestines” was the theme of the 2nd edition in 2019. This contest is aimed at two levels: young people between 15 and 18 and adults from 18 years. The best works in each edition are published in two modalities: brochure and E-book.

Contest 2018 Being a Political Prisoner – ebook

Contest 2019 The Clandestines – ebook

This initiative is for portuguese public only.

Documentary Contest “I kept this memory from the Aljube”

We challenge students from the 9th grade and secondary school who visit us to build an audio-visual documentary.

The three best works will be awarded.

This initiative is for portuguese public only.

Family program “The Aljube Telling Stories” – Storytelling time

For children between the ages of 6 and 10

June 1st, 2020 (Celebrating Internacional Children’s Day)

Museu do Aljube Resistência e Liberdade © Hora do Conto, 2019

Activity in portuguese.

History Laboratory

Work developed by students who visited the Museum. See more details in History Laboratory.

Students from the Casquilhos Secondary School – Barreiro. Tutorial by Francisco Bairrão Ruivo – Aljube Museum / IHC
Documentation Center 2019

This initiative is for portuguese public only.