April in the Aljube Museum

13 to 27 of April of 2019
Aljube Museum

In April, we invoke in the Museum the resistants and liberators, in their dual condition as freedom fighters, and as ordinary women and men who insist on remembering their time as the time of all men – because for all of them almost everything changed with the Carnation Revolution, except their deep conviction that Freedom is a precious gift that is won every day – yesterday in the struggle against the dictatorship, today and tomorrow in the continuous aspiration of improvement of the Democracy. Therefore, in the Aljube Museum, April belongs to everyone.


March 28 and 30

2:30 p.m.; 3pm 


Dance installation by Sofia Ó

3 April, 6 April, 11 April and 25 April

2pm; 10:30 a.m.; 2:30 p.m.; 3pm


Dance installation by Sofia Ó

 April 9

6:30 p.m.

Books in the Aljube

A Candidatura de Arlindo Vicente nas “Eleições” de 1958

(The Candidacy of Arlindo Vicente in the “Elections” of 1958)

by João Alves Falcato

April 13

5pm – 8pm

April Conversations – Two Museums, One Common Courtyard

11am – 12pm

Story Time  – «The Aljube Telling Stories»

With Paulo Condessa

April 16

6:30 p.m.

Books in the Aljube

Esquecidos em Abril – Os Mortos da Revolução Sem Sangue

(Forgotten in April – The Dead of the Bloodless Revolution)

by Fábio Monteiro

April 17

11am – 12:30pm

Freedom Run

Press Release


Photography Exhibition

By Manuel Brito

Campaign of promoting MFA (Armed Forces Movement)

April 23

11am – 12:30pm; 3pm – 4:30pm

Through The Paths of the Memory of April

Peddy-paper for children and young people

With Francisco Ruivo and Judite Álvares

April 23, 24 and 25

Carnations as Bullets


April 24


Imprisoned Lives

With Isabel do Carmo

7pm – 8:30pm

«The Day That the Torture ended»

Documentary World in Action, recorded by Granada Television International

Followed by debate

April 25

10am – 6pm

Memory Days

Collection of testimonies and objects to enrich the Aljube Museum collection

10:30am – 3pm

Staged Visits

With the Carnide Theater Group

4pm – 5pm

April Music

With Márcio Pinto in the marimba, accompanied by Catarina Anacleto on the cello


Sophia de Mello Breyner – A Voice of April

Poetry proclaimed by Gracinda Nave 

With the collaboration of Carla Bolito

April 27th

10h30 a.m

Guided Tour to the Museum Exhibitions

With Luís Farinha

All the activities are in portuguese

Other events

Women from Marinha Grande
In partnership with the Women's Democratic Movement (MDM) we welcomed women from Marinha Grande who were resisting the dictatorship for a conversation about their memories of participating in strikes and workers' struggles in the glass industry, of repression and imprisonment by PIDE, and of fighting for women's rights and freedom.
28 of September of 2021 - 16h30
Guided Tours
On 25 September, the Museu do Aljube Resistência e Liberdade organises three guided tours aimed at different types of audiences.
25 of September of 2021 - 10h30
Readings of the New Portuguese Letters
Through the voice of other Marias we will dive into the "New Portuguese Letters" within the temporary exhibition WOMEN AND RESISTANCE - New Portuguese Letters and other struggles.
23 of September of 2021 - 19h00
“They were afraid and went and didn’t go”
In the scope of the parallel programming of the temporary exhibition "WOMEN AND RESISTANCE - New Portuguese Letters and other struggles" we welcome anti-fascist resistance women for a cycle of conversations around the experiences of resistance to dictatorship and the struggle for women's rights, still so necessary and current nowadays.
18 of September to 30 of October of 2021