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Address: Rua 1 de Maio, 101-103, Lisbon, Portugal
Phone Number: +351 213 613 087
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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Even my wife enjoyed it!

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 15, 2015
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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128 reviews 128 reviews
51 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 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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93 reviews 93 reviews
64 attraction reviews
152 helpful votes 152 helpful votes
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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58 reviews 58 reviews
7 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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
4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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
18 reviews 18 reviews
10 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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
30 helpful votes 30 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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262 reviews 262 reviews
135 attraction reviews
290 helpful votes 290 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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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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40 reviews 40 reviews
34 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

I can only agree with the other reviewers! This museum is a fabulous place to visit, it costs 4 Euros for adults and 2 Euros for seniors, an absolute bargain! We had the place to ourselves, and when I got chatting to the lady in the shop, she seemed frustrated that very few people seemed to know about them- I... More 

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Rugby, England, United Kingdom
20 reviews 20 reviews
10 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Trams are one of the most iconic of Lisbon's attractions. The Carris Museum tells the story of public transport, from horse drawn trams through electric trams, diesel buses to the building of the Metro. The museum is based in a series of buildings within the city's main Tram Depot, with the '25 de Abril ' suspension bridge above. You travel... More 

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Jerusalem, Yerushalayim, Israel
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73 reviews 73 reviews
34 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

The museum tells the history of public transportation in Lisbon during more than a century, with a big collection of trams and busses, all in excellent condition. We were surprised, that the first electric tram of Lisbon from 1901 is being used to pass us from one building to the other. The museum is inside the main depot, where all... More 

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