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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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Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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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Knowledge always important

Here one can find the full history of Public transportation in Lisbon. Thr early trams, the famous old double Decker Buses. Just visit it

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Estoril, Portugal
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Estoril, Portugal
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Here one can find the full history of Public transportation in Lisbon. Thr early trams, the famous old double Decker Buses. Just visit it

Thank Martim05
Prague, Czech Republic
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016

Small transport museum direct in depot. Admission for adult 4EUR. Exposition is divided in three section. Caption is in English too.

Thank Kačka Š
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2016

Lisbon has a wonderful public transportation system and we made use of it while visiting the city. It has a metro, trains, trams, buses, and funiculares. We visited this museum on a rainy day and, thanks to the public transport system, were able to get on a bus near our apartment and get off just a short ways from the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2016 via mobile

This is a most pleasant and nostalgic way to spend an hour or so in Lisbon. First you are introduced to the history of trams and funiculars and the development of the Carris company in Lisbon. Next you are taken by your own private tram to the sheds housing old trams and buses from the last hundred years or so.... More 

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Reading, United Kingdom
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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 

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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 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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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 

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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.

Thank StuartD21
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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