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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.
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
Edificio Central Tejo - Avenida Brasilia, Lisbon 1300-598, Portugal
+351 21 002 8130
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

It seems to be in the past. It’s a real trip in a real place. This was the centre where all Lisbon’s electricity was made. Very very real. There’s a recreative area to make simple experiments, also proper for kids.

Date of experience: October 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The coal-fired power station was awesome! You can walk through the inside of the burner, and explore all (!) parts of the power station. Also it is in a very good state and the building looks very nice. The explanation film is unfortunately not at...More

Date of experience: October 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Definitely worth a visit. Well put together, in a great position next to the MAAT , easy access from Lisbon by bus or ferry

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Stephanie R
Reviewed September 23, 2019

I was overwhelmed by the quality of the restoration of the boilers, pumps, generators, and whole building structure. Knowing how dirty a functioning power plant can be, it must have been an enormorous task for the restorers to clean, paint, shine, and color code the...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed September 11, 2019

Attracted by the twin offering of a tour of a decommissioned power station, and a modern art installation we dashed in - our main mistake. You need time to appreciate the detailed effort which has gone into making the huge items of machinery and their...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Ian M
Reviewed July 9, 2019

Just playing with words. This is a fascinating location with an interesting history of how this station powered Lisbon. They have preserved large portions of the original mechanisms and give thorough technical explanations and historical facts. We were fortunate to be invited to an event...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank docandmaria
Reviewed May 19, 2019 via mobile

The building of former power plant is spectacular. It feels almost as temple of technology. The museum is very interesting. One could divide it in two parts: one is dedicated to the power station, the other - to technology in general, mostly to energy-related physics....More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Rolshchikov-Dmitry
Reviewed March 24, 2019

This museum was excellent. It excelled in explaining the entire electricity generation process in a engaging and entertaining way that everyone could understand. It is housed in a decommissioned power station and in addition , has galleries dedicated to modern art and robotics. My wife...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank George K
Reviewed February 18, 2019

This museum combines technology and modern art exhibits in two separate buildings. The modern art includes some very inventive, funny and interesting pieces. The technology exhibits are placed in an equally fascinating former electricity power station.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank 766form
Reviewed August 10, 2017

A really good museum set in an old coal power station with most of the equipment dating from the early part of the 20th century. The scale of the furnaces, boilers and generators is impressive and you get an idea how labor intensive it must...More

Date of experience: March 2017
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Belém is the "capital of the Portuguese Discoveries"
and a photographer's paradise. You can spend an entire
day exploring this neighborhood: monuments (Jerónimos
Monastery, Belém Tower, Monument to the Discoveries),
museums (Coach Museum, Centro Cultural de Belém) and
breathtaking views of the Tagus river will make your
visit worth your time. Belém also offers a variety of
restaurants and cafes, namely the famous - and
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