Educational Service

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

Educational Projects

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:

Short story Contest “The Clandestine”

“The Clandestine” is the theme of the 2nd edition of the Short story Contest, which  runs between January 8 and February 28 in two levels: young people between the ages of 15 and 18 and adults from the age of 18.  The three best works in each of the echelons will be published in two modalities: brochure and E-book.

Contest 2018 Being a Political Prisoner – 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

April 13 and 25

July 1 (International Children’s Day)

July 13

Extracted from the book by António Dias Lourenço. “Saudades… não têm conto! – Cartas de Prisão para meu filho Tóino” (Longing…doesn’t have a tale! – Letters from Prison to my son Tóino), Edições Avante! [p.35]
This initiative is for portuguese public only.

Teacher Training “History, Memory and Truth – memories of the fight for the construction of an active citizenship”

In partnership with CFAS – School Training Centre António Sérgio — 21 and 28 November 2018; 20 and 27 February, from 18h15 to 21h15

This initiative is for portuguese public only.

History Laboratory

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

This initiative is for portuguese public only.


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

“Descolar” is …. learning throughout life; challenging for the 20th century. XXI student profile; to educate in the city of Lisbon; to promote creative learning.

In the Aljube Museum, “Descolar” is also to encourage the students’ historical intelligence, to raise awareness about human rights and to promote participatory citizenship.

 See Activities

This initiative is for portuguese public only.


Summer activities in the Aljube

01 of July to 30 of September of 2019

In July and September, the Aljube Museum proposes three activities for the youngest. ➡ Resistance and Freedom A visit that explores, in a playful way, the permanent exhibition, using an observation script. It favors group dynamics and interaction among participants. + 8 years Activity in portuguese ➡ Through the Paths of Memory of April A […]