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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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A very detailed history of Lisbon's transport system

A very well presented exhibition. Almost all the descriptions were translated into English. From the first horse drawn trams to today's Metro. Allow a couple of hours to absorb... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 17 September 2015
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2015

A very well presented exhibition. Almost all the descriptions were translated into English. From the first horse drawn trams to today's Metro. Allow a couple of hours to absorb it all. The brief tram ride to and from section 2 was an unexpected bonus and sitting upstairs on a 1950's AEC double decker was pure nostalgia.

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2015

We visited this museum on our last day in Lisbon. It is good value and really interesting. Only 4 euros to get in it is worth a visit if the weather is bad or you are looking for something to do.

Thank StuartD21
Warwick, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2015

Catch Tram 15 (7 days a week) or Old style Tram 18 (Mondays to Fridays and Saturday Mornings only) to the Museum. Alight at Tram stop Est. Sto. Amaro (about a 10 minute ride and the trams run every 10 minutes The entrance to the Museum is through the main entrance to the Carris Tram Depot, clearly signposted (brown tourist... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2015

The museum is easily accessible, but outside the hustle and bustle of the city centre or Belem touristic place. The museum is divided amongst three building on the same site. A local tram will take you on the small journey between them. It's an excellent compromised to offer the visitor a ride in such typical tramway, but also the security... More 

Thank Eric_PAQUAY
Lisbon, Portugal
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2015

If you are looking for Lisbon public transports history, then try this museum that will give you essential information about the trams in the portuguese capital. Don't mis it!

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Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2015

as transport fan's this museum was a must for us on our second port visit to Lisbon (the first time we did the Carris tours buses and tram) set in 3 buildings displays show the history of lisbons transport and the growth of the city of lisbon, there was an example of each type of tram and bus used in... More 

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Bucharest, Romania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 May 2015

The history of Lisbon transportation network is presented in the first section. From there you get a ride to the next section, in a charming old tram.Kids are delighted by the chance to use the tram horn. In all of these sections some of the trams/buses can be jumped in and kids have a great time playing driver/passenger.

Thank 7Crina
Madrid, Spain
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 May 2015

Totally amazed by the variety of photos and memorabilia in the museum. Then you get to see the old trams and buses - with a trip by tram between the exhibit halls. Don't miss the café which is in an old bus at the back of the museum. €4 - a real bargain. Tram 15 from the centre or Belem.

Thank FredMadrid67
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2015

What might seem to be the ideal museum visit for little boys only turned out to be a really fun experience for all the family: instructive for those who want to learn about the development of Lisbon public transport and hands-on/climb-in for all who want to touch, feel and ride in history's buses and trams. Entrance really cheap for all... More 

Thank Felicity R
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2015

Having lived in Lisbon some years ago, we found that this museum evoked many memories. Today's tram system is much reduced, and the public transport system in general is more efficient, but these old vehicles (both buses and trams) played a vital part in the development and life of the city. The fact that this museum is situated within a... More 

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