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08.01.20 PARTH OF THE MONTH | January | Commutator N. 2

Machine destined to convert alternative current in continuous current. 

‘The Street Railway System of Lisbon’
The Power Station building will be made with iron and brick, with dimensions of 128 x 180 feet (... ).
The engine rooms and boiler rooms have high and airy ceilings. The structure of the building is made entirely of iron and its conception and execution is the responsibility of a local firm. A 15-ton mobile crane will be installed in the engine room.
The battery, the dynamos, condensers and boilers will be installed in the basement of the station.
The roof will be covered with red clay tiles.’
Street Railway Journal, vol. XVII, 2 March 1901

19.12.19 CARRIS Museum | 19th of December | Part II closed

On 19th of December, the Space II of CARRIS MUSEUM will be closed.
On this day, you can visit the museum with 50% of discount on your ticket.

14.12.19 CARRIS Museum | 14th of December | Changes on the normal visit

On 14th of December, the Space II of CARRIS MUSEUM won´t have all the vehicles available for exhibition.
On this day, you can visit the museum with 50% of discount on your ticket.

27.11.19 CARRIS Museum Closed from 13h to 14h | 27th November

On 27th of November (Wednesday) CARRIS' Museum will be closed from 13h to 14h.

We apologize for the inconvenience caused.

02.10.19 PARTH OF THE MONTH | October | Memories of the 28

Overview of the site specific intervention by Elton Hipólito, artist of the Cistern Gallery, at the Carris Museum made in May of 2019. The mural was created with water-based paint and mineral pigments extracted from the local earth. Named “Memories of the 28”, the painting pays tribute to the history of CARRIS, the traditional rout of the tram 28 and the city. 

This composition was based on a research in the museum's library, in which we observe elements that refer to the origins of Carris and the relationship of people who use this collective transport, both past and present. 

You can visit this artwork outside the Carris Museum on the second Nucleus. 

22.09.19 Museum Classics Parade

Join the Museum Classics Parade!

22 September from 11:30 am to 2:30 pm.

Route: Santo Amaro >> Praça da Figueira >> Santo Amaro
Price: 10€/ per person

21.09.19 CARRIS Museum Closed | 21st September

On 21st of September (Saturday) CARRIS' Museum will be closed.

We apologize for the inconvenience caused.

18.09.19 CARRIS Museum Closed | 18th September

On 18th of September (Wednesday) CARRIS' Museum will be closed.

We apologize for the inconvenience caused.

17.09.19 CARRIS Museum Closed | 17th September

Today, 17th of September (Tuesday) CARRIS' Museum will be closed.

We apologize for the inconvenience caused.

11.09.19 PARTH OF THE MONTH | September | Zorra

Constructed in 1915 the ‘zorra’ trailer n.º 68 was used to transport equipment belonging to the service responsible for the fitting and maintenance of electric tram lines.
In use until the end of the 80’s.

Together with the the Zorra, the Rail sharpening machine (1934) was used to smooth the face of the rails on which the wheelset passed, thus giving them a better grip, 1934. 

07.09.19 CARRIS Museum Closed | 7th September

On 7th of September (Saturday) CARRIS' Museum will be closed.

We apologize for the inconvenience caused.

29.07.19 August schedule | Alteration

From 1st to 31st of August, CARRIS' MUSEUM closes for lunchtime from 13h to 14h.

Business hours
Working days and Saturdays
10h - 13h (last admission: 12h30)
14h - 18h (last admission: 17h30)

Closed: Sundays and public holidays.

11.07.19 PARTH OF THE MONTH | July | Brilliante Special Printing Machine

‘Brillant Special’ XPX model with a mechanism for manual control manufactured by A. Hogenforst – Leipzig’ in 1926.

Printing Workshop

The printing workshop was created in 1878 with the goal of printing tickets, not only to be more economical but also to combat transport ticket falsification more efficiently.

The original stamps and dyes were manufactured in stamp workshop of the Currency House (‘Casa da Moeda’).

At the end of the 1st year of activity the workshop had a manual printing press, guillotine and a perforator. This workshop was closed in December 2003.

In this room the visitor can accompany the various printing phases:  composition, printing, cutting, binding and finishing.

01.06.19 PARTH OF THE MONTH | June | Subscription Ticket Book

There is a photographic record of holders of signature tickets that can be dated from the nineteenth century to the twentieth century on display at Núcleo 1 of Carris Museum. 

A leather case that contains a large bundle of sheets of blue paperboard on which, in their proper place, next to the number assigned to each of these transport tickets, the photographs of their holders were attached, accompanied, in most cases, by their signatures. 

Of the 2625 portrayed, only 40 are women, which translates into a percentage of 1.5%.