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Museum of Water

Photo by Ruth Corney.

Friday 10 October: 10am – 9pm
Saturday 11 October: 10am – 5pm
Sunday 12 October: 10am – 12pm

Museum of Water is a collection of publicly donated water and accompanying stories. The Museum invites you to consider the ways in which you enjoy water: do you swim in pools, do you splash in puddles, do you drink from taps?

Choose which 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.

Accumulating over two years in different sites worldwide, Museum of Water is an invitation to ponder our precious liquid and how we use it.

This October, Museum of Water visits Fierce international festival of live art in Birmingham. The festival embraces theatre, dance, music, installations, activism, digital practices and parties, and re-imagines the city with performances in out-of-the-ordinary spaces.

During the festival, the Museum will be sited in Moseley’s Grade II listed swimming baths. Despite being the oldest of only three swimming baths currently operating in Britain, the future of the baths are now very much in doubt with calls to transfer ownership from local authority control. Dearly treasured by the local community, the Moseley Road Baths are a window on a lifestyle that was common to millions of Britons at the turn of the 19th century.

At Fierce, you are invited to make your own donation to the museum as well as see some of the existing collection. In celebration of the ready availability of fresh water in this country we’ll also be running the Water Bar, a free pop-up bar serving only tap water.

To donate, or for more information please visit

Give us your water.

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Date and time

10–12 October 2014

Please note
This is now a past event.


Fierce Festival
Moseley Road Baths
B12 9BX