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Carris Museum

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Address: Rua 1 de Maio, 101-103, Lisbon, Portugal
Phone Number: +351 213 613 087
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Carris is pleased to make public its memories and its contribution to...

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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A very detailed history of Lisbon's transport system

A very well presented exhibition. Almost all the descriptions were translated into English. From the first horse drawn trams to today's Metro. Allow a couple of hours to absorb... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 17, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015

A very well presented exhibition. Almost all the descriptions were translated into English. From the first horse drawn trams to today's Metro. Allow a couple of hours to absorb it all. The brief tram ride to and from section 2 was an unexpected bonus and sitting upstairs on a 1950's AEC double decker was pure nostalgia.

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

We visited this museum on our last day in Lisbon. It is good value and really interesting. Only 4 euros to get in it is worth a visit if the weather is bad or you are looking for something to do.

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Lisbon, Portugal
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

If you are looking for Lisbon public transports history, then try this museum that will give you essential information about the trams in the portuguese capital. Don't mis it!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

as transport fan's this museum was a must for us on our second port visit to Lisbon (the first time we did the Carris tours buses and tram) set in 3 buildings displays show the history of lisbons transport and the growth of the city of lisbon, there was an example of each type of tram and bus used in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

The history of Lisbon transportation network is presented in the first section. From there you get a ride to the next section, in a charming old tram.Kids are delighted by the chance to use the tram horn. In all of these sections some of the trams/buses can be jumped in and kids have a great time playing driver/passenger.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Totally amazed by the variety of photos and memorabilia in the museum. Then you get to see the old trams and buses - with a trip by tram between the exhibit halls. Don't miss the café which is in an old bus at the back of the museum. €4 - a real bargain. Tram 15 from the centre or Belem.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Having lived in Lisbon some years ago, we found that this museum evoked many memories. Today's tram system is much reduced, and the public transport system in general is more efficient, but these old vehicles (both buses and trams) played a vital part in the development and life of the city. The fact that this museum is situated within a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

We spent 2 hours at the Carris Museum and enjoyed our visit. Take tram 15 to Estacio Sto Amoro (directly beneath the huge suspension bridge) and the museum is inside the Carris tram depot. There are three main exhibit halls, detailing the history of the Lisbon transport system from its start to the present day. The exhibits vary from early... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

Would say it's a "man thing". Very boring Was in English though and did have a wide range of trams and buses to see. But not ,y sort of thing and no atmosphere. We were only two in museum and were locked in each section before we could move to next. Use the tram system instead. Much more interesting.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

Trams are the heart and soul of Lisbon. They are an essential ingredient in the mix that make this one of the most atmospheric cities in the world. The Carris Tram Museum helps to give historical context to the tram network and identifies the importance of trams in the development of 20c Lisbon. The exhibits range from historic uniforms and... More 

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