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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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Lisbon is very good at presenting tourist attractions, but this museum seems to receive little promotion, and was in stark contrast to the bustle at nearby Belem. It's under the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 2, 2015
Reading, United Kingdom

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Reading, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015

Lisbon is very good at presenting tourist attractions, but this museum seems to receive little promotion, and was in stark contrast to the bustle at nearby Belem. It's under the approach to the suspension bridge, on the 15 "electrico" between the city centre and Belem. When we went we were the only visitors, the staff have limited English, but all... More 

Thank Shugied
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108 reviews
58 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015 via mobile

I came in very happily. Apparently there were three parts. First part looks like an andy warhol exhibition of train costumes. For the second part an old guy needed to pick me up with his vehicle, but the guy was somewhere out boozing; so I waited and I waited, but he didn't come. Went out to complain, but they said... More 

1 Thank theTimeTravellersBox
Manchester, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

Although not listed in some guide books, the Carris Museum is a hidden gem, tucked-in underneath the April 25 Bridge and attached to Lisbon's tram depot. On arrival there is a display on the history of public transport in Lisbon and then the adventure begins - a tram driver takes you aboard a beautifully restored old tram complete with curtains... More 

Thank Chris d
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5 attraction reviews
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.

Thank david f
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
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.

Thank StuartD21
Lisbon, Portugal
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235 reviews
131 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 406 helpful votes
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!

1 Thank Carlos B
Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
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 

1 Thank reedandrail
Bucharest, Romania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
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.

Thank 7Crina
Madrid, Spain
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38 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
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.

Thank FredMadrid67
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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166 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
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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