Lousal Ciência Viva Center

Located in old buildings associated with the Lousal Mine (point house, geology office, workshops, miners’ bathhouse, etc.), it comprises several interactive and exhibition spaces (No Earth, no Beetles, Home sapiens, Shower of Science, Hey, Kids! This Mine is For You), which deal with contents of a multidisciplinary nature, in a perspective of scientific and technological dissemination, linked to non-formal education.

Subject areas: Natural Sciences, Geology, Biology, Physics, Chemistry, Geography, Mathematics.

Duration of the visit: 90 min. (1.5 hour)

Mining Museum

The museum houses a significant documentary collection, objects and equipment that allow the visitor a glimpse into the daily life of the mine’s years of prosperity. The visit comprises the spaces of electricity production units, compressed air and an exhibition of nineteenth century model mines, whose manufacture dates back to the 19th century in Germany.

Subject areas: Electricity, Mechanics, History and Heritage.

Duration of the visit: 45 minutes


Waldemar Gallery

Visit to the first gallery of the Lousal Mine, a horizontal gallery with about 300 meters of extension, that came to be used for storing explosives. During the visit some aspects related to mining and exploration of pyrite are explained.

Subject areas: Natural Sciences, Geology, Biology, Physics, Chemistry, Geography.

Visit duration: 90 min. (1.5h)

Note: It is recommended to use appropriate footwear (sneakers), sunscreen, hat and have water.