It is a musealised site and a historical museum that intends to fill a gap in the Portuguese museological fabric, by projecting the appreciation of the memory of the fight against the dictatorship onto the construction of an enlightened and responsible citizenship, and by taking on the struggle against the exonerating and, often, complicit silencing of the dictatorial regime that governed the country between 1926 and 1974.Learn More About The Museum
Open daily from 10h00 to 18h00. It closes on Mondays and on January 1st, May 1st and December 25th.
The Permanent Exhibition of the Museum offers to visitors a general characterisation of the Portuguese dictatorial regime (1926-1974), its means of oppression over the population (through Censorship and the repressive action of the political police and the political courts), the response of the opposition, semi-legal and clandestine, and also aspects of the anti-colonial struggle that induced the military to overthrow the regime through a military coup in 1974. On floor -1, visitors can still see part of the building structures where the Museum is housed and an archaeological exhibit raised from its subsoil.
The exhibition “Emídio Guerreiro, 120th anniversary of his birth. Born in Guimarães, a citizen of the world” portrays, in a simple narrative directed to the general public, the life of a freedom fighter, from the republican period until the 25th of April 1974.
We reproduced four postcards designed and articulated by Adelino Pereira da Silva, made in prison for his son Alfredo. The stamp with the phrase “Fort of Peniche - Censorship” can be seen in all. Adelino Pereira da Silva was arrested by PIDE in 1963. He was in Aljube, Caxias and Peniche. It was released in 1969. These are some of the memories he shared with us.