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Museum of Water

Photo by Ruth Corney.


Museum of Water is a collection of publicly donated water and accompanying stories. Accumulating over two years in different sites worldwide, it is an invitation to ponder our precious liquid and how we use it.

As part of LIFT 2014, Somerset House are opening their doors for a rare look at the inside workings of Museum of Water. In the cavernous vaults under the courtyard, custodians of the Museum's collection work tirelessly to archive a growing collection of bottles and investigate our feeling for water. Come and see the collection so far, spend some time with this precious liquid, and bring something for the collection.

Commissioned by Artsadmin in partnership with LIFT, Somerset House, the Cultural Institute at King’s College London and the Canal & River Trust. A Create to Connect commission and Imagine 2020 project, with the support of the Culture Programme of the European Union. Supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England. Originally commissioned by Artakt and LSHTM. The events programme is supported by Thames Tideway Tunnel.


Date and time

6–29 June 2014

Please note
This is now a past event.


Somerset House