Carris Museum

Carris Museum

When we say Carris in Lisbon, we mean public transport. And it is, but this public transport has a long history and therefore it is also a museum. The yellow tram, one of the means of transport in Lisbon, is one of the great historical attractions. This museum was opened in 1999 and is included in the network of Lisbon museums. Which means - be sure to visit it. The museum is located in Alcantara, a part of Lisbon that is quite culturally active, on the river Tagus. There are some other museums in this part of the city (Museum of the Orient, Ayud National Palace, St. Jerome's Monastery, Museum of the Portuguese Presidency).

The museum is divided into 3 parts (part with exhibits, part with documents and educational part).

Some exhibits in the museum are particularly attractive, such as: a horse-drawn tram used between the two centuries, a tram from the beginning of the 20th century, a double-decker bus from the 20th century, belonging to Carris company, buses from the 70s of the same company. The museum is set up and toured thematically and chronologically, from the very beginnings of the company "Carris" through horse-drawn vehicles to recent times. Here are trams, newer and older, electric vehicles, funiculars, documents, old passenger tickets, books, clothes worn by conductors and various means of transport that have been used throughout the history of Lisbon. On the top floor there is an exhibition of photographs from the history of this company, but also an exhibition of sculptures, which is not permanent, but temporary from time to time.

The transition between the rooms where the exhibits are located is presented as a short journey in an old tram from 1901. The museum also consists of two pavilions, thematically designed. The first pavilion contains a collection of electric and animal-drawn vehicles from the 19th century. In the second pavilion there is an old substation and an old printing house with equipment that is still in operation. Apart from the fact that all the exhibits are in very good condition, they are not always just exhibits, but are used for exhibitions, filming, wedding photography and renting for filming.

The museum also has a special hall called "Multimedia Hall", in which visitors gain various experiences and education through technology. In this room, a film about all employees in the history of the company "Carris", called "Viagens com Vida", is shown every day.

It is also possible to visit a souvenir shop in this museum, for the most beautiful souvenir from this historical trip.

Ticket price for the Carris Museum
Regular ticket price 4 €
Reduced ticket price 2 € - for students and pensioners and children between 6 and 18 years of age as well as for the unemployed.

Working hours of the Carris Museum
Every day from 10 a.m to 6 p.m

Author of the text:

Maja Glavaš, Bachelor with Honours in Communicology. Works in Tourism.
Contact: [email protected]; instagram: travel_europe1

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