The EDP Foundation Energy Heritage Collection specializes in the national energy sector, namely the electric sector, and has a collection that dates back to the 19th century.

It is made up of approximately 3500 pieces inventoried into thematic units, such as measuring devices and meters, household appliances, illumination and lab equipment, among others.

Building the collection, which inherited all of the original machinery and equipment from the Tejo Power Station, began in 1998 by gathering and cataloging pieces and equipment that were spread across several EDP facilities, in order preserve, conserve and divulge a historic legacy inherited from the numerous companies that produced, transported and distributed electric energy in the country. This collection also includes other pieces that were gifts from private and institutional entities.

The Power Station Circuit allows visitors to discover an important part of this collection.


SOLAC washing machine, 1940

Enfield 8000: first electric car to reach Portugal, in 1976.

General Electric fan. 1940

Erres fan. 1940

Akkord radio. 1957

Electrofee aspirator. 1940

Chauvin & Arnaux ammeter

Volta ammeter - Meylan D'Arsonval

Radio Luxor. 1940

The Cambridge Scientific Instrument Cº LTD ammeter

RCA television. 1957

Philco television. 1950

Heater. 1920

Hartmann & Braun resistor

CRGE tombola for casting lots of company shares

Hand crank rheostat

Manometer | Central Tejo

Grease fittings | Central Tejo

Dynamoelectric Machine SCHUCKERT, 1880

Dynamoelectric Machine COMPAGNIE L’ALLIANCE, 1870

PHILIPS incandescent lamp, monumental public lighting, 1000W