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Museu da Eletricidade - CLOSED

Avenida Brasilia | Central Tejo, Lisbon 1300-598, Portugal
+351 21 002 8130
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Interactive former power plant.

Perfect for a couple of hours. Teaches the kids about electricity and generating electricity... read more

Reviewed 14 April 2016
John L
Brussels, Belgium
It was very cool (not cold - but cool LOL)

I really liked this one and think it is worth visiting. It looks 'industrial' (it was coal electric... read more

Reviewed 14 April 2016
Iris O
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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.
  • Excellent61%
  • Very good30%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“power plant” (12 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Avenida Brasilia | Central Tejo, Lisbon 1300-598, Portugal
+351 21 002 8130
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Reviewed 14 April 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.

Thank John L
Reviewed 14 April 2016

I really liked this one and think it is worth visiting. It looks 'industrial' (it was coal electric plant), but colorful and great! I also liked the interactive part, I think it is great for kids too

Thank Iris O
Reviewed 6 April 2016 via mobile

Underrated, you get an opportunity to see complete coal electric plant and touch every facility inside. Take proper visiting direction, start from coal stove and end in generator room. Enterance is 2 euros, not free as everybody says

Thank Maciej N
Reviewed 27 March 2016

This is a must see for anyone with an interest in science or who has worked in an electrical field. Great for kids too, hands on exhibits were a lot of fun. The generating station has been meticulously restored and many more displays installed. Some...More

Thank mikeandlindaSeattle
Reviewed 16 March 2016

Interesting learning experience of electricity, but the special several months exhibitions that this museum present every few months are worth this over all visit. I have had the pleasure of several visits, as one time, an exhibition of Star Wars artifacts on display, and proved...More

Thank AtlasoftheWorld
Reviewed 29 February 2016

This museum is both beautiful and educational. There is a lot to see. Some hands on manipulations can be experienced

Thank eatella
Reviewed 24 February 2016

Visited the museum because of a case study we did here as a group. Had a tour an impressed by the guide and the setup of the museum. The museum his very decent and tells a good story about how electricity was made for the...More

Thank Gerwin N
Reviewed 23 February 2016

You have to read this knowing it was 2 electrical engineering parents geeked about taking their kids there. My kids did enjoy it. Lots of hands on activities and great history lessons.

Thank CFroehlich70
Reviewed 10 February 2016

I' ve visited this museum recently. I think it's interesting to see how the electricity became a part of our lives and the way it turns so essential in our lives. It also has a space for kids, with workshops and educational programs that really...More

Thank Catia_Figueiredo_13
Reviewed 10 February 2016 via mobile

Nice to see the history of electrons in Lisbon. And how they were working in 40 degrees C all day long

Thank Henrik F
Belém is the "capital of the Portuguese Discoveries"
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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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