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Museum of Water


Talks will be held at 1pm Thursday, Friday & Saturday. For information on speakers please visit the Museum of Water website.

How do you enjoy water?
Do you sit and watch the tide roll in? Do you swim in pools? Do you splash in puddles? Do you drink from a tap?

Choose what water is most precious to you. Find a bottle to put it in. Tell us why you chose this water. We will keep it for you.

Amy Sharrocks is building a collection of water for future generations to enjoy. What water will you keep?

The Museum of Water is a collection of publicly donated water and accompanying stories. Accumulating through the week in lit cabinets along a Soho street, Museum of Water is an invitation to ponder our precious liquid and how we use it. There will be daily lectures onsite, making the museum a Speakers’ Corner of water issues. The collection will then continue to accumulate at various sites around the world.

Please bring all donations of water to the site on the corner of Broadwick Street and Poland Street during opening hours or visit

Running alongside the museum is Water Bar, a free pop-up outdoor bar serving only water drawn from the site of the historic Broad Street pump.

These two works have been commissioned as part of Cartographies of Life & Death – John Snow and Disease Mapping curated by Artakt, Central St. Martin’s College of Art & Design for the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, Keppel Street, WC1 E 7HT and various off-site locations.

John Snow (1813 to 1858) is considered the founder of modern epidemiology. His work laid the foundations for better sanitation in the capital and still influences public health research and policy today.

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Date and time

13–16 March 2013

Please note
This is now a past event.


The memorial Broad Street pump
corner of Broadwick Street & Poland Street