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Carris Museum

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Address: Rua 10 de Maio 101 103, Lisbon 1300-472, Portugal
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+351 21 361 3087
09:00 - 17:00
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Mon - Fri 09:00 - 17:00

Carris is pleased to make public its memories and its contribution to...

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...

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Plenty to see and good value for the 4 Euro entrance fee

Interesting museum spread across three different parts of the tram depot with a vintage tram ride between the halls. Good interpretation panels in Portuguese and English and an... read more

Reviewed 18 March 2017
Andrew B
Derby, United Kingdom
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Derby, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 18 March 2017

Interesting museum spread across three different parts of the tram depot with a vintage tram ride between the halls. Good interpretation panels in Portuguese and English and an interesting selection of preserved trams.

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Hong Kong, China
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Reviewed 21 October 2016

Not only Trams, there are old double Decker buses which allow on board visit (even the driver seat). Unlike other museum which only allow distance watching. Great.

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Crawley, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 20 October 2016

We came here as my children are interested in public transport. It was nice and quiet compared to many other tourist attractions, and there was plenty to see, including a ride in an old tram around the museum grounds. Very cheap entrance fee as well. Highly recommended.

Thank RebeccaHTraveller
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Reviewed 10 September 2016

This is a must-see for anybody who has spent time wandering around Lisbon seeing the various forms of transport (trams, buses, ascencors, escaladors etc) and wanting to know more about them. There are some very interesting memorabilia from the early days of Carris (the public transport company) and lots of fascinating photographs of the role that trams, funiculars etc. have... More 

Thank Rich H
Amadora, Portugal
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Reviewed 8 September 2016

If you're a bus/tram enthusiast, you'll have lots of fun going around the old vehicles, as that is clearly the highlight of the place. However, the museum is somewhat confusing, and you find yourself alone and lost along the way.

Thank sfrodrigues
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

What a fantastic experience! Entrance fee 4€ per person. We only left after 1,5 hours. This is due to the fantastic tour we were offered: after the first exhibition room with the expected explanations about the first steps of the tram in Lisbon, one of the oldest original (!) trams, upgraded to an old-style luxury VIP model, took us to... More 

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Bradford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 29 July 2016 via mobile

Visited the Carris museum when visiting Lisbon, what a hidden gem! Anyone who is interested in heritage transport will love this museum. We had a lovely welcome when we arrived, just a 4 euro entrance fee, what a bargain. First section has displays with historic documents plus history of Carris transport. You then get to ride on a heritage tram... More 

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Estoril, Portugal
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Reviewed 7 July 2016

Here one can find the full history of Public transportation in Lisbon. Thr early trams, the famous old double Decker Buses. Just visit it

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Prague, Czech Republic
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Reviewed 14 June 2016

Small transport museum direct in depot. Admission for adult 4EUR. Exposition is divided in three section. Caption is in English too.

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Reviewed 5 May 2016

Lisbon has a wonderful public transportation system and we made use of it while visiting the city. It has a metro, trains, trams, buses, and funiculares. We visited this museum on a rainy day and, thanks to the public transport system, were able to get on a bus near our apartment and get off just a short ways from the... More 

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