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:


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 is the theme of the third edition of the Short Story Contest. Being a complex theme, we propose subthemes for more targeted approaches:

1. How I rode Censorship.

2. They censored me this scene from the last movie. These guys are stupid!

3. Before writing this scene from the last play, I already imagined that they would censor it. No matter, one day will pass when there is no censorship.

4. Did you understand my text? He went in big disguises.

5. I write to you here from Tete. We here, all well…

We inform that, due to the current situation, the deadlines will be extended, so it seemed pertinent to challenge all friends and all interested parties to participate in this contest again, even as an exercise for those who are forced to stay at home.

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.