Museu do Carro Eléctrico
Museum in Porto
The Museu do Carro Eléctrico is a museum dedicated to the history of electric transportation in Porto, Portugal. It is operated by the Sociedade de Transportes Colectivos do Porto and houses a collection of trams, trailers, and other vehicles. The museum opened in May 1992 and is located in the former Massarelos thermoelectric power station. It features exhibits on the history of electric rail transportation in the city. The museum’s collection includes 16 electric cars, 5 trailer cars, and 2 support cars. An annual parade featuring some of the vehicles is organized on the line between Massarelos and Passeio Alegre. The museum has been praised by experts, with Nélson Oliveira, the former vice-president of the Associação Portuguesa dos Amigos dos Caminhos de Ferro (APAC), calling it “one of the best in Europe, if not in the world” in 1996.
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Visiting Museu do Carro Eléctrico
Monday: 2 pm – 6 pm.
Tuesday – Sunday: 10 am – 6 pm.
Adults: € 4 (£ 3.60) Children from 4 to 12, students and seniors: € 2.50 (£ 2.20) Children up to 4 years old: free