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

Museu da Eletricidade
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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
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32 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 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
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Prague, Czech Republic
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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
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Lisbon, Portugal
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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.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 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
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 99 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
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