Mining Museum of Lousal

Between 1934 and 1992, energy supply for the Lousal Mining Complex and housing was provided by the Power Plant. Since 1996, in the scope of the Lousal Integrated Rehabilitation and Development Project (RELOUSAL), the Frédéric Velge Foundation established a protocol with the Portuguese Association of Industrial Archaeology (APAI) in order to create the Mining Museum of Lousal, launched on the 20th of May of 2001. From then on, the infrastructure focused exclusively on the museological perspective, in the ambit of industrial mining archaeology. The Museum accommodates an important written record, items and equipment that provide an insight into the quotidian of the mine’s prosperity years.