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Museu da Eletricidade

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Address: Av. de Brasilia, Central Tejo., Lisbon 1300-598, Portugal
Phone Number: 0034 21 002 81 30
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10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Tue - Sun 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: No
Description: Overlooking the Tagus, in the suburb of Belém, the Electricity Museum is a...
Overlooking the Tagus, in the suburb of Belém, the Electricity Museum is a cultural center, a science museum, a Museum of Industrial Archaeology and a space for contemporary art temporary exhibitions.
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This museum would be a must do for even any one of its components. 1) The building with its machinery for producing electricity from coal. Impressive hardware. The function and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 11, 2015
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Chapel Hill
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87 reviews 87 reviews
32 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

This museum would be a must do for even any one of its components. 1) The building with its machinery for producing electricity from coal. Impressive hardware. The function and the history were well documented in English and Portuguese. 2) The best hands on exhibits for children explaining electric principals. 3) A photo exhibit with oversized images of machinery. (This... More 

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Fairbanks, Alaska, United States
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63 reviews 63 reviews
33 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

If you know something about electricity, this is a great place to visit. This was an operating plant for many years, and rather than breaking it up when more efficient methods of generation were arrived at, the marvels of the engineering, and brutal sweat, of yesteryear were preserved. The building itself is enormous, constructed to be nearly bombproof, as a... More 

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Vagamo, Norway
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

Interesting to see how an old fashion coal power plant was operated. The museum has a free entrance. Nice place, well organized.

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Leipzig, Germany
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

The museum itself is very nice. You should give it a visit if you are interested in machines and industrialization. The museum's restaurant, however, is not worth a visit. It is just too expensive for what you get, which is average at best.

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Rio de Janeiro
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61 reviews 61 reviews
23 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

I went to see a really good temporary exhibition but what impressed me the most was the section dedicated to the history of electricity. You get to see how it was to get the city iluminated on old days, the evolution of electricity and energy generation and also have a room for kids to play with electricity. I had no... More 

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Lisbon, Portugal
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

You won't regret visiting this museum. The museum is very well preserved, it has a lot of things to see, like the first Electric car that came to Portugal, amongst other things. Kids will also enjoy, since there are a lot of didactic games to do! It has a free admittance, so don't be shy! Until the the beginning of... More 

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Lisbon, Portugal
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226 helpful votes 226 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

If you are curious about electricity, then you must know. Also holds temporary exihbits and other evernts. The proximity of the river is convenient for include this venue on an enlarged tour on the river front. Nearby Belém zone.

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Shawnigan Lake, Canada
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33 reviews 33 reviews
17 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

We visited this museum with my 4 year old grandson and his father and had a wonderful time. We, the adults, enjoyed the historical aspect of the museum and the restored electrical generating equipment. We all enjoyed the many interactive displays of electrical devices. My grandson liked it so much that he insisted that we return to the museum a... More 

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Lisbon, Portugal
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39 reviews 39 reviews
22 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

If you like seeing how things work, this is the place for you. The hands on experience is good for kids. The historical photos were very nice.

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Shawnigan Lake, Canada
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33 reviews 33 reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

This museum is not widely advertised nor well signed on the ground but it is very much worth the visit. It is a coal fired electricity plant which has been lovingly preserved and restored. The massive machinery is impressively displayed with 'lights and action' and dioramas on all three levels of the facility, with the additional attraction of a modern... More 

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