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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.
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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Avenida Brasilia | Central Tejo, Lisbon 1300-598, Portugal
Belém
+351 21 002 8130
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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

1  Thank moscowfield
Reviewed June 24, 2017 via mobile

Very interesting. Even my wife was overwhelmed. Also nice for kids - there is technical playing stuff for them!

1  Thank Andreas G
Reviewed May 11, 2017 via mobile

Another rainy day in Lisbon saw us visit this great museum. Take tram 15 and get off at Belem, walk towards the river across the overpass and you will see a large building to the right. It is now also the MAAT (Museum of Art,...More

Thank Angelry_1
Reviewed October 26, 2016

Searched the web before a recent visit to Lisbon and came across this new museum. It looked interesting, so I dragged my wife off to visit it. Simple to get to from the city center, (15 tram or train from Cais do Sodré, get off...More

1  Thank Bryn L
Reviewed May 5, 2016 via mobile

Visited this museum on a rainy day I'm Lisbon. We had our 4 year old with us. There was an educational kids activity area which she enjoyed very much. The museum itself is very well done. The facilities are good - lockers, bathrooms etc. You...More

Thank mbellny
Reviewed May 4, 2016

This museum is located close to the train station in Belem and admission is free. The building contains the machinery that created electricity for the city of Lisbon. There is a lot to see in this museum and it is especially interesting if one has...More

Thank globeseeker007
Reviewed May 3, 2016

It is a spectacular presentation. All the old power plant equipment is intact and shiny. There are many displays and exhibits about the history and operation of the plant. I kept looking for the steam turbines, no, there was a piston to power the generators!...More

Thank bvdahlberg
Reviewed April 20, 2016

First of all entrance is free!!! Its located next to the river and the surrounding river walk is nice. Inside the antique machines and consoles are perfect to take great pictures if you are in to photography. The museum by itself is not a must...More

Thank Nelson R
Reviewed April 19, 2016

One place to go, with really thought through exhibitions, really nice people guiding you and a stunning view of the river. Calm and relaxing afternoon in Lisbon.

Thank pipamarcelo
Reviewed April 14, 2016

Perfect for a couple of hours. Teaches the kids about electricity and generating electricity through interactive stations. Free entry and on the river. We walked along the river, took a break here, then continued our walk. Great way to break up the day.

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