Address: 1-v, Grushevskogo Str., Kiev
Phone numbers: 2795333, 2798059
Opening hours: Wednesday, Thursday, Friday – 10a.m.-5p.m., Saturday, Sunday – 10a.m.-6p.m.
Closed on Monday and Tuesday
This is one of the most popular Kiev museums. The old water tower by elevator brings us underground where we find ourselves in a magic attraction, the main hero of which is water in all its kinds and types. Huge aquariums, the giant lavatory pan, models of artesian well and waste collector – how can they find room for all these things here?
The water tower is more than 140 years old. It’s an architectural and historical monument, the main source of water for several generations of Kiev residents. A separate part of the exposition is devoted to the history of water supply in Kiev not without reason. And immediately we can see the example of irrational waste of water - we find out how much water flows away from an open tap or a leaky shower. This information is very useful, especially considering the fact that it is introduced dynamically, without boring didactics.
In the Museum one becomes a co-creator of the world. And that’s the way it really is. Where else could you lay a riverbed by yourself? We appear at the very beginning of creation: prehistoric thunder can be heard above us, glaciers melt and waterfalls rush down. We see the way water changes nature, brings life, forms our planet, finally filling us since water forms 70% of human body.
Huge friendly Japanese fish swim in the aquarium. They touch our hands with their lips, splash around, being pleasant to the eye. We can blow out immense soap bubbles by ourselves – this attraction is highly popular. Like in a fairy-tale, for a moment you find yourself in a huge bubble as high as a man. And this moment is enough to return to your childhood.