CARRIS (Companhia de Carris de Ferro de Lisboa), founded in 1872, is a public transport company that operates buses, trams, funiculars, and a lift in Lisbon. In 2018, CARRIS began an ambitious fleet renewal process focused on acquiring cleaner natural gas-powered buses, fully electric buses, and new diesel buses.
The CARRIS Museum was inaugurated in 1999. Its mission is to preserve and conserve the CARRIS collection and publicize its role in the development of Lisbon City. The Museum has two different sections, and the drive between them is done in a 1901 tram that was remodelled in the 1960s.
This Museum offers the opportunity to travel back in time through a vast collection which includes photographs, uniforms, tickets, officinal equipment, trams and buses, among many other documents and objects of great historical interest. The first part of the Museum was remodelled this year and now integrates areas dedicated to the backstage of the company, such as the barbershop or the administrative services. A new room dedicated to the funiculars of Lisbon with special features, for example, a touch screen with the virtual tour of the Museum and all the funiculars and the elevator. This way, we ensure that the public accesses these scenic spaces and has a more interactive experience that continues into the second part with the entrance of the vehicles.