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Museu da Eletricidade - CLOSED

Avenida Brasilia | Central Tejo, Lisbon 1300-598, Portugal
+351 21 002 8130
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Dont miss this museum.....

We found this museum by chance and were so pleased, a really interesting place to visit. After... read more

Reviewed 29 July 2014
west yorkshire, england
Free and full of entertainment

To be honest the only reason we went was because it's free. There was lots to see and do, heaps of... read more

Reviewed 29 July 2014
Brisbane, Australia
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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” (16 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 29 July 2014

We found this museum by chance and were so pleased, a really interesting place to visit. After looking at a photographic exhibition housed close by we wandered into the Electric Museum and were fascinated by the place, it's exhibits, it's history and the information available....More

1  Thank JTJD
Reviewed 29 July 2014

To be honest the only reason we went was because it's free. There was lots to see and do, heaps of cool interactive games and had lots of information. Would be prefect for school groups or people wanting something different than an overpriced tourist trap!...More

Thank James94_13
Reviewed 18 July 2014

Great museum especially if you are interested in industrial heritage and a walcome break from the bustle of Belem and the heat. Plenty of restored items of machinery and info re electricity. Also some hands on a exhibits for the children. Will go again

Thank Vimto L
Reviewed 17 July 2014

The museum is placed in an old electricity plant, where we can still smell the oil pouring from the mechanisms. It takes us to the time when it was on full production. It is very well preserved.

Thank Paulo B
Reviewed 10 July 2014 via mobile

A museum that makes a coal fired power plant fun! Clearly well funded and run by a thoughtful stafd. This place combines contemporary art exhibits, a tour of the decommissioned boilers and turbines, and some fun, hands-on, kids exhibits. Well worth the slightly out of...More

Thank jsfreed
Reviewed 28 June 2014 via mobile

This museum was a rather good surprise to me, as it encloses a great display of industrial facilities in a huge and unpretentious building.

Thank Snufkinn
Reviewed 10 June 2014

It's a very nice museum, where we can learn how electricity was produced. Central Tejo is beautiful and has a lots of ancient machines. I loved it!

Thank joanamaria13
Reviewed 29 May 2014

It´s a fun museum. Lots of machines we can touch. Learning how electricity is produced. From time to time amazing collections of photos, ancient cars, etc.

1  Thank Jose C
Reviewed 22 May 2014

This Museum did´nt lost it´s apearance of the old Big Electricity House. Right in front of the river, it´s very well mantained, has good expositions (the one of the best photos of the world) and it´s only 2 € to get in ! The is...More

Reviewed 5 April 2014

OK, there is plenty to see in Belem, but I found this museum very interesting. To start your visit of all the sights in Belem, I suggest you take tram Nr. 15 from central Lisbon (at Praça do Comercio) and get off at the Belem...More

1  Thank Sawaddeekha
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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