Documentation Center

The Documentation Centre of the Museum of Aljube collects, treats and makes available to the community tangible and intangible documents about political imprisonment, the resistance to the dictatorship and the struggle for freedom in the twentieth century, in Portugal and its former empire.
It focuses on the creation of networks with the scientific community, memory organisations, archives, libraries and other entities, through various initiatives and projects.


Maria Helena Pato – I

Imprisoned Lives at the Museum of Aljube Resistance and Freedom, on 2015/09/30. Maria Helena Pato left us her testimony of struggle against the dictatorial regime. Interview conducted by Ana Aranha, with the presence of the D. Amelia Secondary School and the Pedro Nunes Secondary School.

Dossier of the Month

II Republican Congress of Aveiro. 15, 16 and 17 May, 1969

“Academic crisis – Coimbra, 1969” – On April 17, 1969 began the academic crisis in Coimbra. Demanding the democratization of the university, the student struggle, strongly repressed by the regime, extended and became one of the most significant moments of protest against the dictatorship. Already led by Marcelo Caetano, facing a never-ending colonial war, the regime, out of time and out of touch with the world, entered his dying years.

Documentation Centre of the Museum of Aljube
Rua Augusto Rosa, 42 • 1100-059 Lisboa

Telephone: 215 818 538
General: 215 818 535

Schedule: Tuesday to Friday, from 10h00 to 18h00 – it closes for lunch from 13h00 to 14h00.

Closed on Mondays.