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The Kyiv Water Museum

The Kyiv Water Museum

This extraordinary water museum is symbolically located in the basement of an old water tower. The building served as the  main Police deparment for the city for over 140 years and consisted of two water towers with a height of 20 meters and an underground reservoir with a capacity of 110 thousand buckets, that’s 1 million 350 thousand liters.

The exhibition showcases the history of Kyiv’s water supply system, water treatment and waste water treatment in contemporary Kyiv while also illustrating water’s role in everyday activities using interesting and interactive examples.

The entrance to the centre is in a water tower built in 1876, and the administration center is located in a water tower nearby built in 1872. Both water-towers were reconstructed in 2003, in accordance with original plans. The main exhibition is located in an underground water tank built in 1909, and was designed by Karsten Møller, from Denmark.

Address:  Mykhaila Hrushevskoho St. 1В, Kyiv

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How to get there: it’s a 5 minute by walk from the metro station “Maidan Nezalezhnosti” 

Working hours: 

Monday – Tuesday closed
Wednesday – Friday 10.00 –16.00
Saturday – Sunday 10.00–17.00

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Ticket price:

Adult – 60 uah, children – 50 uah, children under 6 accompanied by parents – free of charge


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