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Museu da Eletricidade - CLOSED

Avenida Brasilia | Central Tejo, Lisbon 1300-598, Portugal
+351 21 002 8130
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Great museum for Dad and the boys

A really good museum set in an old coal power station with most of the equipment dating from the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Southbury, Connecticut
Very interesting! Must see for technicians

Very interesting. Even my wife was overwhelmed. Also nice for kids - there is technical playing... read more

Reviewed 24 June 2017
Andreas G
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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 station” (17 reviews)
“power plant” (14 reviews)
“coal fired” (5 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Avenida Brasilia | Central Tejo, Lisbon 1300-598, Portugal
+351 21 002 8130
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A really good museum set in an old coal power station with most of the equipment dating from the early part of the 20th century. The scale of the furnaces, boilers and generators is impressive and you get an idea how labor intensive it must...More

Thank moscowfield
Reviewed 24 June 2017 via mobile

Very interesting. Even my wife was overwhelmed. Also nice for kids - there is technical playing stuff for them!

Thank Andreas G
Reviewed 11 May 2017 via mobile

Another rainy day in Lisbon saw us visit this great museum. Take tram 15 and get off at Belem, walk towards the river across the overpass and you will see a large building to the right. It is now also the MAAT (Museum of Art,...More

Thank Angelry_1
Reviewed 26 October 2016

Searched the web before a recent visit to Lisbon and came across this new museum. It looked interesting, so I dragged my wife off to visit it. Simple to get to from the city center, (15 tram or train from Cais do Sodré, get off...More

Thank Bryn L
Reviewed 27 September 2016

It teaches everything about electricity, it was a former power central serving the city of Lisbon and it still has the original machinery.

Thank CarlosManuel1998
Reviewed 6 May 2016 via mobile

Visited this museum on a rainy day I'm Lisbon. We had our 4 year old with us. There was an educational kids activity area which she enjoyed very much. The museum itself is very well done. The facilities are good - lockers, bathrooms etc. You...More

Thank mbellny
Reviewed 4 May 2016

This museum is located close to the train station in Belem and admission is free. The building contains the machinery that created electricity for the city of Lisbon. There is a lot to see in this museum and it is especially interesting if one has...More

Thank globeseeker007
Reviewed 3 May 2016

It is a spectacular presentation. All the old power plant equipment is intact and shiny. There are many displays and exhibits about the history and operation of the plant. I kept looking for the steam turbines, no, there was a piston to power the generators!...More

Thank bvdahlberg
Reviewed 20 April 2016

First of all entrance is free!!! Its located next to the river and the surrounding river walk is nice. Inside the antique machines and consoles are perfect to take great pictures if you are in to photography. The museum by itself is not a must...More

Thank Nelson R
Reviewed 19 April 2016

One place to go, with really thought through exhibitions, really nice people guiding you and a stunning view of the river. Calm and relaxing afternoon in Lisbon.

Thank pipamarcelo
Belém is the "capital of the Portuguese Discoveries"
and a photographer's paradise. You can spend an entire
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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