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Be aware of Museum major news and activities!

25.06.18 Carris Museum closed | 28nd June

On 28nd of June (Thursday) CARRIS' Museum will be closed.

We apologize for the inconvenience caused.

20.06.18 Carris Museum closed | 21st - 22nd June

On 21st - 22nd of June (Thursday and Friday) CARRIS' Museum will be closed.

We apologize for the inconvenience caused.




14.05.18 14th - 21st May | Changes on CARRIS' Museum visits

CARRIS' Museum is pleased to inform that from the 17th to the 21st may the Second Part of the Museum is hosting a Contemporary Art Fair - JustLx. 

For more information about the prices and schedules follow the link: 
For this reason the Second Part is restricted to those who buy tickets.

The First and Third Part of the Museum are opened in regular function and can be visit for free.


07.05.18 PARTH OF THE MONTH | Tramcar 506

Tramcar 506

Tram car n.º506 was built in the Carris workshops and began service on the 14th of May, 1953 probably using equipment of a tramcar with
the same number, which had since been withdrawn after having started service in 1914.
The platforms have a trapezoidal shape and it maintains the front pneumatic door and the back with an iron extensible door.
Withdrawn from service in 1985.

Chassis J.G. Brill Company, 22E Type
Body C.C.F.L.
Length 8,467 m
Width 2,378 m
N.º of Wheels 4
N.º of Engines 2 – G.E.C. 59 Type
Controller DB1 K3
Tare 9,585 Kg
Seats 10 places of 2 seats and 2 of 3 seats
Brakes Manual and air to the wheels, electromagnetic to the rail and inversion on the engines
Capacity 26 seated places, 3 standing on the front platform and 15 in the rear

09.04.18 PARTH OF THE MONTH | Driving Simulator | Cabin from ML 79

Driving Simulator | Cabin from ML 79

A driving simulador cabin from the ML 79. Rolling stock used for in-house drivers’ training from 1994 to 2002.

The ML79 trains began to circulate in 1984 as a new generation of rollingstock constructed by SOREFAME.
The box was made by stainless steel, partially painted, front in polyester reinforced by glass fiber and a panoramic formation.
They were faster,lighter, more confortable and considerably safer.

26.03.18 Space 1 of Carris' Museum | reopened

On Tuesday 10th April, the Space 1 of CARRIS' Museum reopens to the public. 

Update: 09-04-2018

The Space 1 of CARRIS' Museum will be temporarily closed due to unexpected works.

It is possible to visit all the other spaces inside the Museum, including those where you can find the trams and buses from the Museum collection.

We apologize for the inconvenience caused.

14.03.18 Carris Museum closed | 19th - 23th March

From 19th - 23th (Monday to Friday) CARRIS' Museum will be closed.

We apologize for the inconvenience caused.

07.03.18 PARTH OF THE MONTH | Bells of Santo Amaro and Amoreiras Depots

Bells of Santo Amaro and Amoreiras Depots

The bells were use to announce the beginning and the end of work periods to the factory personnel. 
The bells are made of painted wood and bronze. The largest was at St.Amaro Depot and was made by José de Oliveira in 1909. 

1874 - Depots
The success of the network expansion, the fleet growth and the increasing number of traction animals, led to the need for new permanent premises. In 1874 they purchased a property that belonged to the ‘Condes da Ponte’ and it was possible to build ‘Santo Amaro’ Depot.
Image 1 - Bell at St.Amaro’s Depot.

07.02.18 PARTH OF THE MONTH | Miniature of Articulated Tram

Miniature of Articulated Tram

Model of articulated tram in service built in the Carris Company’s workshops by António Ribeiro in 1995. This piece belongs to the Carris Museum and it’s displayed at the first part of the museum. 

The articulated trams initiated service in March of 1995. 
10 vehicles, with double articulation, that could speed to 70 kilometers per hour. 
The goal was to carry about 2.000 to 10.000 passangers per hour.

Technical characteristics of the Articulated Trams:
Fleet Number: 501 a 510
Year of manufacture: 1994-1995
Length: 24.020
Width: 2.400
Height: 3.430
Maximum Capacity: 201 (65 seated e 135 standing)
Gauge: 900/590
Traction Motors: Siemens 1TB1616 – Assíncr
Corrent Capture: Pantograph - Stemmann

04.01.18 PARTH OF THE MONTH | Snare drum or box

Snare drum or box

Included in the battery is used in parades to mark the step. His role in the band was to produce percussion sounds. There is no known date of purchase by the Band.

Founded in 1929 the Carris’ Employees Music Band is an association with cultural and social goals and is financially independent. It is made up of a Music Band, a Music school, by a Choral Group and by a Light Orchestra.
They have had 1500 public recitals and have made 5 CDs. This room was inaugurated on the 1st of April 2004 when it celebrated its 75th year of existence.

28.12.17 Carris Museum closed | 2nd January

On 12nd January (Tuesday) CARRIS' Museum will be closed.

We apologize for the inconvenience caused.

28.12.17 29th december | saturday business hours

On Friday 29th december CARRIS's Museum will be open with saturday business hours:

  • 10h-13h and 14h-18h (last admission at 17h30).

We apologize for the inconvenience caused.

11.12.17 PARTH OF THE MONTH | BUS 833

Bus N.º833 started service in ‘Carris’ in 1968 for public service to passengers.
In 1994 it was ceded to ‘Carristur’ and adapted for tourism service.
Transformed into convertible with a great panoramic view. It was removed from circulation in 1999.

Brand | Daimler 
Model| Fleetline
Started service |1968
Distance between axels |4.953m
Fuel |Diesel
Net Weight |14.678kg
Tara |9.148kg
Capacity |76 seated places and 4 standing

11.12.17 Carris Museum closed | 13th, 14th and 16th December

On 13th, 14th and 16th December (Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday) CARRIS' Museum will be closed.

We apologize for the inconvenience caused.

28.11.17 Carris Museum closed | 6th December

On 6th December (Wednesday) CARRIS' Museum will be closed.

We apologize for the inconvenience caused

28.11.17 Space 2 closed | 5th December

On 5th December (Tuesday) the Part 2 of CARRIS' Museum will be closed.

We apologize for the inconvenience caused

15.11.17 Carris Museum closed | 18th November

On 18th November (saturday) CARRIS' Museum will be closed.

We apologize for the inconvenience caused

03.11.17 PARTH OF THE MONTH | November


Road Assistance Vehicle acquired by CARRIS, brand AEC, to provide assistance to the service of trams.
The photo was offered by the Engineer Sir. Narciso Henriques in October of 1988, currently belongs to the Carris’s archive. 

11.10.17 Carris Museum closed | 27th and 28th October

On 27th and 28th october (friday and saturday) Carris Museum will be closed.

We apologize for the inconvenience caused

09.10.17 PARTH OF THE MONTH | October

Controller EEC, DB 1k style, commanding piece that allows control over the electric tramcars velocity. Dick.Kerr System, The English Eletric London Co Ltd.

The controller is a rectangular box that commands the tram enchines, in the phase of traction and in the phase of braking. It can go up to 7 or 9 speeds/points giving birth to the portuguese popular expression “The Devil’s is at 7!” or “The Devil goes to 9!”, refering to the tram’s maximum speed of 50 miles per hour. 
Controller’s constitution:
  • Dot counting crank;
  • Gearshift knob;
  • Cylinders;
  • Electrical contacts;
  • Supressor coils;
  • Micro-switches.
The braking to the engines is executed by the controller, acting in the dot counting crank in reverse direction of march. There’re also the rail brake and the wheel brake.