The Lagos Nucleus of the Railway Museum will be refurbished to reopen to the public

Remembering the event, its actors and understanding its social, political and economic context are objectives of the centenary celebrations of the arrival of the train in Lagos.

Lagos Nucleus of the Railway Museum, closed for years – Fauto: Elisabete Rodrigues | Sul Informação

The Lagos Museum Center of the National Railway Museum will finally be the object of a fundamental intervention, so that it can reopen to the public. For this, on the 30th of July, the 100th anniversary of the arrival of the train for the first time at the Algarve city station, a Shared Management Protocol will be signed between the Municipality and Museum of Lagos and the Railway Museum. This will be one of the highlights of the two-day celebrations of this ephemeris. 

A colloquium, the inauguration of an evocative sculpture of this ephemeris and the exhibition of a photo-documentary exhibition are other initiatives that will take place, on the 29th and 30th of July, as part of the program commemorating the Centenary of the Arrival of the Train to Lagos. .

Remembering the arrival of the train in Lagos, 100 years ago, its actors and understanding the respective social, political and economic context is one of the objectives of this initiative by the municipality.

The program starts on Friday, the 29th, at the Centro Cultural de Lagos, with the colloquium “100 Years of the Arrival of the Train to Lagos ― past, present and future”, an event that counts with the participation of renowned speakers, in the field of historical research, mobility and transport, along with leading figures from the sector's key entities.

The following day, attention turned to Lagos Railway Station and the reception on arrival of the commemorative train journey, which is scheduled to take place at the end of the morning, with musical entertainment in charge of the Sociedade Filarmónica Lacobrigense 1.º de Maio and the presence of the Folkloric and Ethnographic Rancho of Odiáxere.

The moment will then be perpetuated with the inauguration of a new piece of public art to mark the urban landscape of the city.

In the afternoon, the stage for the celebrations will once again be the Centro Cultural de Lagos, which will host the signing ceremony of the Shared Management Protocol of the Museum Center of Lagos of the National Railway Museum, the presentation of commemorative editions (medal and philatelic pieces), and the inauguration of the photo-documentary exhibition “Lagos, the last stop”.

The theme is also the motto of the challenge launched by the municipality to the confectioners for the works to be presented at the 33rd Feira Concurso Arte Doce, as well as the concept around which the cultural association “Questão Repetida” developed two artistic creations that will can be enjoyed in public spaces in the city.




COLLOQUIUM “100 Years of the Arrival of the Train in Lagos – Past, present and future”
July 29| Lagos Cultural Center
Mandatory free registration here (limited capacity)

9:00 am | Reception of participants

9:30 am | Opening session
Hugo Pereira – Mayor of Lagos
Maria Joaquina Matos – President of the Municipal Assembly of Lagos

1st Panel | “Past and Memory”
Moderation: José António Martins (CM Lagos)

“The long walk from the train to Lagos”
Hugo Silva Pereira – Assistant Researcher (CIUHCT – Nova School of Science and Technology)

“The vicissitudes of the construction of the Lagos railway branch (1878-1922)”
Joaquim Manuel Rodrigues – Integrated Researcher (FCSH – Universidade Nova de Lisboa)

“National Railway Museum – Space for collective experience, dialogue and sharing of knowledge”
Manuel Cabral – President of the National Railway Museum Foundation

2nd Panel: “Present vs Future”
Moderation: Elisabete Rodrigues (Sul Informação)

“A Third for Meia-Praia”
Eduardo Zúquete – Mobility and Transport Specialist

“The new challenges of the national rail network”
Carlos Fernandes – Vice-Chairman of the Board of Directors of IP – Infraestruturas de Portugal

“100 years of train in Lagos”
Pedro Moreira – Vice-Chairman of the Board of Directors of CP – Comboios de Portugal

17:30 pm | Closing Session

July 30th | Lagos Railway Station
11:55 am | Commemorative Journey Arrival
12:00 | Musical Moment with the Lacobrigense Philharmonic Society Band 1st of May
12:10 pm | Inauguration of the sculpture by João Duarte

July 30th | Lagos Cultural Center
16:00 | Signing of the Shared Management Protocol for the National Railway Museum in Lagos (CML/FMNF)
16:30 | Presentation of philatelic pieces and commemorative medal/ Ceremony of the 1st day of circulation of the Entire Postal Service
17:00 Opening of the exhibition “Lagos, the last stop”
Patent from July 29 to December 30 (Tuesday to Saturday, 3 am to 10 pm)
Guided tours by appointment: [email protected]

and also…

Exhibition of Urban Art ― Photography, for the Repeated Question “STRETCHES ― 100 Years About the Arrival of the Train in Lagos”

I. At the End of the Line, by Telma Veríssimo
Patent from July 27th to December 31st
Locations: Feira Concurso Arte Doce (from July 27 to 31) and Anel Verde Park (August 1 to December 31)

II. Little Earth, Little Earth…, by Andrea Inocêncio
Patent from July 29th to December 31st
Location: Docapesca – support buildings


Old train station in Lagos