Museu do Carro Electrico
Museu do Carro Electrico
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10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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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 schools and agencies working with groups of tourist.
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j_donne
Ljubljana, Slovenia330 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
We felt that 8 EUR was too expensive for what the museum had to offer. They could have provided 1 free ticket for the vintage tram that stops in front of the museum. They didn't even tell us we could get a discount on the tram fare.
Written 23 February 2024
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Sulzermeister
9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
Good collection of traction equipment - the translations are OK but not written by a native speaker!
The machine hall has a good collection of rotary converters, mercury-arc rectifiers, semi-conductor rectifiers and switchgear - it would benefit from a more comprehensive set of descriptions. I'm an electrical engineer so most of the kit was recognised...
Written 28 September 2023
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OdieUK
Dorset, UK355 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Solo
I had tried to visit yesterday (Monday - google said it was open) but it was closed. Never mind. I visited today.
The current 2023 entry is 8 euros per adult. Their are family, senior and child tickets available.
Their is a superb historical tram collection that’s well worth viewing. Upstairs is dedicated to the ‘station’ workings.
However their is so much more they could do here. Eg a better gift shop, a cafe rather than a vending machine, guides giving tours, a short ‘drive a tram’ line etc.
They have the facilities and space.
Written 8 August 2023
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Roman Shopa
Lviv, Ukraine388 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
I enjoyed that cozy museum the most since it is not crowded, it is cool in here, plenty of information on the history of Porto tram system, even some power plant exhibition inside. It might not be as impressive as the museum in Lisboa, but I recommend it to visit if you have kids.
Written 24 June 2023
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hans-jaguar
Santa Comba Dao, Portugal23,490 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
The museum of the "Carro Electrico" in Portugal, is located in the city of Porto on the border of the river Douro. The museum itself is not the largest, but it is pleasant to be there and enjoy the history of the exhibits from the history of the "Tram", and how people could enjoy them. There is the ground floor where the wagons are, and then on the first floor the machines that could provide the grid with the necessary electrical power for the proper functioning of their vehicles. To park the car, this is possible in the underground garage of the shopping center, just next to the museum, as a conclusion, small but worth a visit.
Written 19 November 2022
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maq44
Heerlen, The Netherlands56 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
This is a most enjoyable museum - if you buy a two-day tram ticket, the entry price is discounted to boot. We spent far longer in the museum than we planned, but this was because the lady who works there was a most excellent guide & spent lots of time with us showing us details and explaining interesting facts. The trams are a treat to look at but also it is very interesting to learn how such an enterprise was sustained by early versions of electricity plants and before then, horses and steam. The whole building is also great to look at, looking like a scene out of Fritz Lang's Metropolis with its early electric plant and monstrously big machinery - well worth the visit for that architectural aspect & industrial heritage alone. We can't emphasise enough - to be able to look at a building like that intact, not having been turned into yet another 'cultural centre' (however worthy) is a treat for anyone interested in modernist & industrial architecture.
Written 9 July 2022
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Sophie H
Sheffield, UK3 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022 • Couples
Sorry to be leaving a bad review but we were really disappointed.
The museum charges €8 for each of us despite the website saying it's €4. The staff just shrugged and said it was out of date.
It's a lovely space but it doesn't take very long to walk round the museum. Definitely did not feel that we got our money's worth. Maybe more suited to avid tram fans.
Written 8 June 2022
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Thomas V
Oakland, CA16,230 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022
If you love vintage public transit, this is the place for you. It is the former electric station, power station, and car barn for the region's streetcar system. The plaques inside will tell you the history of the system, and there are beautiful examples of the vintage cars. Don't miss the film of the ride on the current trams. Fun.
Written 10 May 2022
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Becky H
Hastings, UK309 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022
Great museum to see an interesting piece of history, a historic tram collection housed inside the power station that used to power them. The collection covers trams of varying design accross a period of time with plenty of information boards around. Upstairs may not be everyones cup of tea but we found it interesting to see and read about the power station and its devopment alongside the growing tram network.
Written 7 April 2022
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L O
Wigan, UK35 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Couples
Lots of lovely old trams on display really liked it. It is quite small and won’t take long to see everything. Got the tram line 1 and was able to get 30% of admission with tram ticket.
Written 19 February 2020
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