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“Museum of the recent past.” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Carris Museum

Carris Museum
Ranked #85 of 420 things to do in Lisbon
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Owner description: 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...
Dublin, Ireland
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“Museum of the recent past.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2011

Carris Transport Museum easily reached by tram 15. Opened in 1999 the Museum contains many old buildings no longer used but the whole area is a working tram depot as well. Some of the older sheds have been converted to house the many artifacts. Many books, maps, old mechanical devices, uniforms of the ages. Also dozens of retired trams and buses as well. A fantastic feature is half way around the main area you have to leave through a gate and outside they have a special renovated Old tram with the driver dressed up in a very old uniform. The driver then brings the tram aound part of the depot over to the second part of the Museum. Well I thought it was a great idea and an opportunity to take some more photographs. its only a couple of euros for the entrance fee. Their is no guide apart from your driver.
The opening times are 1000-1700 on weekdays and Saturdays, though there is a lunchtime closure on Saturdays from 1200-1300 hours. Last admission is at 1600

Visited October 2010
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