Museu dos Transportes Urbanos de Coimbra - Coimbra, Portugal
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Torgut
N 40° 12.315 W 008° 25.536
29T E 548883 N 4450696
Quick Description: This museum is focused in the use of trams in Coimbra.
Location: Coimbra, Portugal
Date Posted: 11/30/2020 12:01:31 PM
Waymark Code: WM13FF8
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member alermy
Views: 1

Long Description:
Despite the name foreseeing a more ambitious project, this museum is limited to exhibiting a series of trams that were preserved after its decommissioning in Coimbra, which took place in 1980. Two years later this museum opened to the public.

The museum is close to the Mondego bank, being easily reached on foot from the city center. You can also reach it by going down the Botanical Garden to the river and leaving there. It is installed in a building dated 1909 that is a good example of Coimbra's industrial architecture from the beginning of the 20th century.

Here you will find the testimony of 69 years of using trams in the city of Coimbra.

There is an excellent series of posts in a blog about this museum, but in Portuguese only:
(visit link)
Train ride provided?: yes

Actual railroad cars or locomotives on display?: yes

Gift shop?: no

Café/restaurant?: no

Theater?: no

Other features?:
There is a tram on display outside, for those who can't visit the museum.


Museum Website: Not listed

Admission fee?: Not listed

Street Address: Not listed

Visit Instructions:
1. Visit the museum. 2. Provide your thoughts/experience of this visit. 3. Provide a photograph of your visit to this museum. A GPSr photo is NOT required.
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