We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Great place to visit” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Museu da Eletricidade

Museu da Eletricidade
Av. de Brasilia, Central Tejo., Lisbon 1300-598, Portugal
0034 21 002 81 30
Website
Improve this listing
Ranked #42 of 308 things to do in Lisbon
Certificate of Excellence
More attraction details
Attraction details
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Overlooking the Tagus, in the suburb of Belém, the Electricity Museum is a cultural center, a science museum, a Museum of Industrial Archaeology and a space for contemporary art temporary exhibitions.
Lisbon, Portugal
Level Contributor
21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Great place to visit”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013

Great museum to visit. Free of charge access. You can visit the Electricity Museum as well as seasonal art exhibitions.

Visited November 2012
Was this review helpful? Yes 1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

232 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    137
    75
    14
    6
    0
Date | Rating
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Polish first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Prague, Czech Republic
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“If you're interested in technology (and electricity), visit!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2013

We visited the museum at the end of our day in Belem and were very pleasently surprised. The musem was free, well maintained, and (if you're tech geek like us :)) very interesting... never been to actual power plant before.

Visited January 2013
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Lisbon, Portugal
Level Contributor
20 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“A disappointment”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2013

Nothing really interesting to see, just the building is nice. Better to walk outside than step in.
They try to make some exibitions, but if there's none, this museum is very boring.

Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Level Contributor
93 reviews
48 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
“Be careful because there are 2 museums located in two different places far away from each other”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2013

The reservoir of "Mãe dágua" near Amoreiras in Lisbon is a great experience to know about the main place where centuries ago the water was transported and distributed. Is a deep very big tank and it worth to visit it. Most of the taxis doesn't know the place and will go around it. Say that is in Amoreira. Sometimes there are concerts there . It would be great if you get one of those opportunities. I can call that a monument.
The other museum far away it is only for those who like the history of electricity.

Visited January 2013
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
leeds
Level Contributor
127 reviews
43 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
“Wonderful machinery”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2013

This is a place we'd seen a few times from the local train but never tried out before. It was free and it was architecturally fascinating with simply stupendous, massive, coal-powered electrical generating equipment exported from Scotland a hundred years ago (and now defunct). They also had a big exhibition when we were there on Laughter - not sure how this related to electricity, except that all the equipment (video/computer screens, etc.) was obviously powered by AC. But a better treat for Lisbon citizens than lots to laugh at, free of charge, in these hard times, is difficult to imagine. And they were indeed laughing - even at the clip in English of Life of Brian's 'Always Look on the Bright Side'.

Visited December 2012
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Museu da Eletricidade also viewed

 
Lisbon, Lisbon District
 

Been to Museu da Eletricidade? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Museu da Eletricidade, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.