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Carris Museum

Rua 1 de Maio, 101-103, Lisbon, Portugal
+351 213 613 087
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Ranked #34 of 183 Attractions in Lisbon
Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
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Owner description: Carris is pleased to make public its memories and its contribution to Lisbon's growth for more than a century. This city has developed along with its public transport system.The existence of the Museum has two distinct and complementary reasons. The first concerns the creation of a collection based on historical and valuable objects, to ensure a global and updated knowledge of the company. The second aspect is the exposure of patrimony in order to contribute to the cultural development of the community and also to consolidate the company's image among the public. Internally, the Museum enhances human performance of its staff by strengthening their professional integrity, thanks to a deeper knowledge of the company.Carris Museum allows the visitor to take a journey through time using documents and objects that are placed at their disposal: reports, photos, uniforms, transport tickets, workshop equipment, trams, buses...
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Vila Real de Santo Antonio, Portugal
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36 reviews 36 reviews
18 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Took a while to locate this place as it isn't that well signposted until you're right on top of it. However, having reached the entrance the museum is full of the paraphernalia associated with the introduction of the Carris transport service. ID cards, routes, progression throughout Lisbon, metro services and trams, horse drawn vehicles, tactile exhibits, etc. Great for a... More

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242 reviews 242 reviews
121 attraction reviews
277 helpful votes 277 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

This is one of those quirky museums that you have to admire for its effort. It is located at the main transport depot, so has a very genuine feel, and the staff appear very dedicated. I almost had a private tour on an October afternoon, but there was a chance to get photos etc without issue. I was glad I'd... More

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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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40 reviews 40 reviews
34 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

I can only agree with the other reviewers! This museum is a fabulous place to visit, it costs 4 Euros for adults and 2 Euros for seniors, an absolute bargain! We had the place to ourselves, and when I got chatting to the lady in the shop, she seemed frustrated that very few people seemed to know about them- I... More

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Rugby, England, United Kingdom
18 reviews 18 reviews
10 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Trams are one of the most iconic of Lisbon's attractions. The Carris Museum tells the story of public transport, from horse drawn trams through electric trams, diesel buses to the building of the Metro. The museum is based in a series of buildings within the city's main Tram Depot, with the '25 de Abril ' suspension bridge above. You travel... More

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Jerusalem, Yerushalayim, Israel
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71 reviews 71 reviews
33 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

The museum tells the history of public transportation in Lisbon during more than a century, with a big collection of trams and busses, all in excellent condition. We were surprised, that the first electric tram of Lisbon from 1901 is being used to pass us from one building to the other. The museum is inside the main depot, where all... More

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London, United Kingdom
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Had a great time looking at and even getting on the old trams and buses. Very informative and well presented museum which tells you about the history of trams and public transport in Lisboa. Have certainly learnt things I had not known about and even our 14-year old daughter absolutely loved it! Very friendly and devoted staff who made sure... More

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London, United Kingdom
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Visited on a spur of the moment decision whilst on the tram back from Belem. €4 entry was reasonable, considering the amount and quality of memorabilia. Was surprisingly very quiet when we visited. Originally thought it was only based on the first exhibit and the entry fee might have been a bit steep but as we went to leave, we... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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78 reviews 78 reviews
53 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Part of Lisbon's tram garage and works has been given over to a museum where restored trams and buses from the earliest horse drawn tram to relatively modern, but now retired, buses are on display. The museum buildings are spread across the site and after viewing the first gallery where the history of the CARRIS company is displayed with both... More

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Moscow, Russia
18 reviews 18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

This museum is not very popular among tourists but it's a great place especially for kids. Two old tram rides are included in the ticket price. You can touch and enter most of the trams in the museum garage. Our 8years old son was happy to do that. There is also a pleasant shop with a lot of tram souvenirs.

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55 reviews 55 reviews
42 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

From the staff at the reception to the quality of information and displays, this museum will certainly enchant people from all ages!

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