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Carris Museum

Rua 1 de Maio, 101-103, Lisbon, Portugal
+351 213 613 087
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Ranked #38 of 217 attractions in Lisbon
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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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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57 reviews 57 reviews
37 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 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
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4 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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
42 helpful votes 42 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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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

Great value at €4 tracing the history of transport in Lisbon. After completing the first galleries, you are transported by tram to a garage containing trams and buses, many of which you can enter. All the information boards have English translation and are extremely detailed. You reach the third and final garage by another tram ride to view more modern... More

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Warsaw
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113 reviews 113 reviews
47 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 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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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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9 reviews 9 reviews
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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281 reviews 281 reviews
72 attraction reviews
450 helpful votes 450 helpful votes
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
8 helpful votes 8 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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