Museu da Electricidade

Type: Architecture, Art & Culture, Family Friendly, Free Attractions, Museums, Performing Arts, Science Museums, Unusual



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Museums, Things to Do with Kids, Family-Friendly Museums: A decommissioned early 20th-century electricity generating station has been transformed in to one of Lisbon's most original and fascinating museums. The building itself is a beautiful example of...  Read More
Free Things to Do: One of Lisbon's more unusual museums, this was once one of the city's principal sources of electricity, and lit up the Portuguese capital for more than four decades. Built over various phases between...  Read More


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  • Best for Museums Because: The Electricity Museum is a superb example of how to preserve industrial heritage while promoting one of humankind's most important scientific discoveries.
  • Best for Free Things to Do Because: The building is one of the finest examples of industrial architecture in the country, and is part of the Fundação EDP.
  • Best for Things to Do with Kids Because: The exhibits include a special interactive science learning centre designed specifically for youngsters – and it's great fun for grown ups, too.
  • Best for Family-Friendly Museums Because: There's a special interactive section for kids where they can learn more about science through a series of hands-on exhibits and displays.

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