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Electricity Museum

An architectural landmark in the city of Lisbon with a façade of undeniable beauty, the Central Tejo building was in its day a veritable pioneer in electricity generation. Today, almost a century after it was built, the former power plant once again plays an innovative and leading role as Lisbon's Electricity Museum.

The Electricity Museum opened in May 2006, reflecting a modern museological concept. In addition to its primary vocation as a repository of the past, the Museum also has an area designed to show the present and discuss the future of energy. The core of the permanent collection is the power plant itself, i.e. all the equipment making up the old generating unit, which, fortunately, is still in good shape today. The exhibition endeavours to give visitors a clear idea of the way Lisbon's old thermoelectric plant worked, identifying its different components and explaining how they operated. The Museum has also been enhanced with other permanent sections on energy-related themes.

Website: http://www.edp.pt/pt/sustentabilidade/fundacoes/fundacaoedp/museudaelectricidade/Pages/MuseuElectricidade.aspx