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 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.

Laboratory of History

Aimed at students in the disciplines of History and Political Science, we present a program to initiate research in Contemporary History.

Through tutoring, in person and / or at a distance, students, individually or in groups, develop research work supported by historiographical research methods and documentary resources. Unraveling and exploring written and / or oral sources, they work on people, events or themes related to long-term exposure.

The works will be publicized and published on the museum’s website.

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.


«The Aljube Telling Stories»
On June 1st, at 3 pm, through social media, the Aljube Museum Resistance and Freedom celebrates World Children's Day. Activity in portuguese.
1 of June of 2020 - 15h00
“Histórias do Pátio do Aljube” – A creation by Teatro do Vestido – Sold Out
Theater at the Museum: “Histórias do Pátio do Aljube” - A creation by Teatro do Vestido Mandatory registration. Activity in portuguese. All Sessions are Sold Out
4 to 7 of March of 2020
Cinema at the Aljube Museum – Susana Sousa Dias
Cinema at the Aljube Museum - Susana Sousa Dias PROGRAM: 29 January - “Natureza Morta”; February 5 - “48”; February 19 - Luz Obscura Activity in portuguese. Movies subtitled in english.
29 of January to 19 of February of 2020