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“Interesting but not impressed”
Review of Museu da Eletricidade - CLOSED

Museu da Eletricidade
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 18 March 2014

A nice well preserved coal museum, and very educational. It was a nice visit to see how a coal station worked especially for free, but it was targeted towards children and families and educating them on electricity and alternative energy sources.

1  Thank FelitaF
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Reviewed 23 November 2013

While vising a preserved coal fired power station while on holiday may not be your first choice of activity, this free museum is well worth a visit if you are in the area (its very near several other suburb museums and monuments). Both the inside and outside are well looked after and maintained, with a clean and spacious feel. The permanent part of the exhibition comprises of the complete cola fired plant - boilers, condensers, alternators, control room, etc, plus hands on activities for children. All the signage is in English as well as Portuguese. Warning - don't try and walk there from the city center - its further than it looks - take the tram.

1  Thank Jim F
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Reviewed 19 November 2013 via mobile

This free museum is superb. You really get a feel for how hard it must have been to work in here. The interactive displays are excellent.

2  Thank Deckie67
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Reviewed 16 November 2013 via mobile

We only had 90 minutes to spend here at the end of our day after visiting the Oceanarium, but we rode the tram out and used our "Lisbon Card" to get free entry. I decided to visit mainly for the benefit of my husband who really enjoys all things electrical, but I was pleasantly surprised and really enjoyed my visit and learned a lot about the process of generating electricity from coal. The building itself is amazing - firstly the scale of it is MASSIVE, and all the original machinery still inside to look at, plus a lot of really interesting displays to explain how all the equipment worked as well as about the history of electrical science and all the methods of generating electricity. There were some great interactive things for young kids as well and good dioramas and videos which were great alongside written information. Highly recommended even if you're not an electrical fanatic!

2  Thank pesti13
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Reviewed 29 October 2013 via mobile

A very nice museum about electricity. You still smell the air from 50 years ago, fabulous how they made it a museum. Walking through the old ovens.
Free entrance, worth a visit!

2  Thank Alfred M
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