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Museu do Carro Electrico

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Address: Alameda Basilio Teles 51, Porto 4150-127, Portugal
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+351 22 615 8185
2:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Mon 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Tue - Fri 9:30 am - 6:00 pm
Sat - Sun 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm

The Tramcar Museum in Porto has its exhibition closed during a long period...

The Tramcar Museum in Porto has its exhibition closed during a long period of works in the structure of the building. We apologise for that and promise to be fast on our reopening.However the museum has others activities inside the tramcars for schools and agencies working with groups of tourist.

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I love trains!

I've ridden trains in several countries and gone to museums in even more. I enjoyed this museum as much as, or more than, most. It's easy to get around and offers a nice... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed October 19, 2016
Charleston, West Virginia
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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Having read some of the reviews, we approached the museum with a little trepidation. The fleet on display were nicely laid out with information boards in both Portuguese and English. The trams looked in good condition. The power station display was a nice touch as it put in context how the trams were powered. The lady on the front desk... More 

Thank 219north
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 23, 2016 via mobile

We were here one evening since my husband loves trams. But we were rather disappointed with the collection. 8€ was a bit much for what was there. The explanations were good. There were some videos but only in Portuguese. It is a little outside the main city center. The only thing I enjoyed was the tram ride to the museum... More 

Thank Asha B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 21, 2016 via mobile

This museum is not among the top search results but it is a lovely little gem! Everything is new, clean and tidy and the tramcars have been done up beautifully. You can climb into them and be driver for a day or just admire the historical means of transport with their well-written explanations. The entrance fee is reduced if you... More 

Thank Sila S
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 19, 2016

A wonderful museum. Not too big, well set out. Nice location. You get a discount if you by a day ticket for the trams.

Thank DlkStokes
Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2016

Spotted this wonderful attraction from a bus and later visited.Vintage trams are displayed in an attractive old building which originally generated electricity for the tram system.Very interesting tram exhibits and there is a part of the building which displays the original generating equipment.The trams are still used on some tram lines in Porto and run from outside the Museum which... More 

Thank Michael L
Charleston, West Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016

I've ridden trains in several countries and gone to museums in even more. I enjoyed this museum as much as, or more than, most. It's easy to get around and offers a nice selection of cars. It's rather inexpensive for admission. I wish they had a better gift shop; I wanted to spend money there to support them. It's nice... More 

Thank TSKWVU70
Calheta, Portugal
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2016

Follow the tracks until you get there. It is not that obvious otherwise. Slightly pricey at 8€ for an adult, although 4€ for a pensioner, For some reason the woman couldn't give us our tickets, said the system was down and to ask on our way out. We did and the gentlemen hadn't a clue what we were on about.... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2016 via mobile

A great look back at the history of tram travel in Porto. Very well executed with interactive exhibits and english signage and map , I believe there is an audio guide as well but we didn't purchase . 8€ / adult; perhaps a bit pricey but a very well done exhibit.

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Downham Market, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2016

A great museum at the end of the tram route. It has a good selection of public transport representative of all eras; starting with a horse tram (made in Birkenhead) through to a Leyland trolleybus. All the exhibits are working trams and have been meticulously restored by volunteers. The power station exhibit next door is also very interesting. Very good... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2016

This is a collection of trams used through Porto's history and housed in the old tram shed, next to today's terminal. I and my friend had no previous interests in trams but really enjoyed the visit, and being able to wander around freely. The information is specific but not over-detailed.

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