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Carris Museum

Rua 1 de Maio, 101-103, Lisbon, Portugal
+351 213 613 087
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Ranked #47 of 212 attractions in Lisbon
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Specialty Museums
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... more » 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... « less
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Warsaw
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81 reviews 81 reviews
32 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

The museum is located in the Santo Amaro Depot which still houses all Lisbon’s trams today. The Carris Museum is a cultural center presenting the past, the present and the future of public transport of the city of Lisbon. But it isn't most important. Here Y can see brilliant and fantastic multimedia "movie" made from pictures and sounds only (no... More

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Edinburgh
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3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

Passed the Carris museum on the Number 15 tram going to the Congress Centre and decided to walk back for a visit one lunchtime. Got what we expected - collection of old trams, buses, memorabilia but so much more with the ride on the vintage tram which was fantastic. Definitely a good place to bring children too as you are... More

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Fillmore, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2013

We were riding the tram toward the Museum of the Carriages and THOUGHT that was where we were, but what a great surprise! This is the museum of the Carris Campany, owners of the famous Tram 28 and many other very interesting conveyances in Lisbon including the "elevator" trams we call funiculars. Very engaging staff. We had the place to... More

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San Francisco, CA
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4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013

The Carris Museum has a large collection of old trams, buses, and transit-related memorabilia. We spent about an hour in the museum, which spans three different buildings in the Carris tram depot. The entrance fee even includes a ride on an early-20th century tram that shuttles you between the buildings. Accessing the museum is easy if you are headed to... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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72 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2012

This museum will appeal to anyone interested in public transport. The collection of old trams and buses, plus transport memorabilia, is large. British visitors may be particularly interested in some of the buses and trams which were built in the UK or assembled in Portugal with British-supplied parts. The various parts of the museum are connected by an old tram,... More

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Ontario
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2012

The Carris Museum added an additional section in September 2012 featuring additional buses. The shuttle tram links all three sections. I notice something new every time I come here. Great experience for transport enthusiasts!

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Lisbon, Portugal
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2012

Carris is part of Lisbon with historical trams and buses.

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Ruislip
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5 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2012

As we were passing we thought that we would look at the museum as the city makes a great deal out of their old trams. The museum was very quiet and it seemed as if we had a personal visit. The information regarding the history was good but the ride in the tram to the tram shed was the highlight.... More

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London
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2012

It's a nice museum showing the publis transportation on Lisbon, but not much more than that.

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Lisbon
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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2012

Very well preserved trams from the early years of the XXth century. The visit has two different sites and, to link them, Carris invites you to ride in a 1920 tram (included in the entrance fee)

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