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Museu do Carro Electrico

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History of Porto trams

A brief introduction to Porto and its trams. There is an interesting timeline right inside the... read more

Reviewed 3 November 2018
Bookworm46
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Urbana, Illinois
not worth the money

If you intend to go, arrive by the old tram and present your ticket to gain a 30% discount. Not... read more

Reviewed 6 October 2018
figsbury
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Scunthorpe, United Kingdom
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The Tramcar Museum in Porto has its exhibition closed during a long period of works in the structure of the building. We apologise for that and promise to be fast on our reopening.However the museum has others activities inside the tramcars for...more
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Alameda Basilio Teles 51, Porto 4150-127, Portugal
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Reviewed 2 January 2019

This is the museum solely on the Porto trams. If you are interested at least to some extent in the Porto trams, trams/railways in general or the history of Porto, it is worth visiting. Beware that it is not as encompassing as some railway museums...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank jollybegood
Reviewed 23 November 2018 via mobile

Decided to visit the tram museum on my last morning in Porto as it was right next door to my hotel. If you keep your ticket you get when you ride on the tram the museum gives you a 30% discount on the entry price...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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carla20162016, coordinator at Museu do Carro Electrico, responded to this reviewResponded 26 November 2018

Thank you for your sincere opinion on the Porto Tramcar Museum. Your opinion is very valuable for continnuing to improve our exhibition. We hope you will find more information on our anciente Thermoeletric power plant that induces eletricity on the tramcar network, and that you...More

Reviewed 3 November 2018

A brief introduction to Porto and its trams. There is an interesting timeline right inside the entrance, in Portuguese and English. All trams were electrified by 1915. There are examples of public transport from the earliest to the present. A quick visit, 30 minutes, and...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Bookworm46
Reviewed 21 October 2018

Top tip, if you have ridden on the trams keep your ticket and ti saves you 40% on entry into the museum Located in a former Power station that supplied the tram network, one hall has a selection of Trams that used to used on...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 235AndrewR
carla20162016, coordinator at Museu do Carro Electrico, responded to this reviewResponded 22 October 2018

Dear Andrew, The Porto Tramcar Museum apreciates your opinion and is very pleased for your visit to its exhibition. Since the city tramcars are an extention of our history, and provide a unique experience, the museum is happy to receive its travelers with a 30%...More

Reviewed 8 October 2018

This is basically a large room with some old tram cars. The video is a nice view of historic costuming. There is no elevator and a look at the Electric Plant was of little interest. They need enhance this museum with old time pictures or...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank j25aj
Reviewed 6 October 2018

If you intend to go, arrive by the old tram and present your ticket to gain a 30% discount. Not interactive, only one tram was available to climb aboard. There was a TV screen with a video playing of the route the tram takes. On...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank figsbury
carla20162016, coordinator at Museu do Carro Electrico, responded to this reviewResponded 8 October 2018

Dear Sir, The Porto Tramcar Museum thanks your sincere apreciation of our exhibition. In fact, we have several historic and original tramcars displayed and for preserving require several cares, The museum building was an ancient Thermoelectric powerplant, Its an industrial space built in the beginning...More

Reviewed 16 September 2018

We got off the vintage tram on our way back to Porto from Foz at the museum. There is a good collection of vintage trams if transport is your interest. We then walked back into Porto along the river 30/40 minutes.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank H0rseybird
Reviewed 11 September 2018

Whilst riding on the No1 Tram I spotted this as we rattled past and decided I had to go. I wasn't disappointed, the building is the former generating building for the Trams and retains much of the old machinery. The building is light and airy...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 20 July 2018

In this museum there is a plenty of Trums ( old but well Maintained), Pictures allowed but in limited Trums .Second floor present the control of the Trum Network in Porto and Its Electricity feeding System. Recommended for family with Kids

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Noghnosh100
Reviewed 13 July 2018

I enjoyed my visit to this museum, it was not as big as the excellent Carris Museum in Lisbon, but it had some beautifully presented old trams, and the museum itself was very pleasant, too. I had been in contact with the staff before our...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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