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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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Description: 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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great little museum

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
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Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
18 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

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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Bucharest, Romania
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11 helpful votes 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.

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Madrid, Spain
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5 helpful votes 5 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.

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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52 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 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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Worcester, United Kingdom
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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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Dartmoor National Park, United Kingdom
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63 reviews 63 reviews
7 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
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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London, United Kingdom
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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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Санкт-Петербург, Россия
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Really interesting museum of transport located in the tram depot. Even movings between exhibitions are made on old tram. Cool for the fans.

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Vila Real de Santo Antonio, Portugal
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54 reviews 54 reviews
21 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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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Rugby, United Kingdom
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294 helpful votes 294 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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