An educational experience ideal for families to learn everything there is to know about water. You can even sit on a giant toilet for a photo!
Contact the museum in advance to request a tour in English
Kyiv Water Museum (or officially Kyiv Water Information Centre) is an educational experience that occupies one of the old water supply towers on the top of one of the hills of Kyiv near the river Dnipro.
Excursions are given in Ukrainian or Russian and English on request. If there is a long queue outside, you are best going inside and asking about an English tour as most people outside will be queuing for tours in Ukrainian and they only have a few tour guides who can give the tour in English. It’s best to organise a tour in advance if possible (see their web site below for contact information).
On entry you will be taken downstairs and travel through the history of water in Kyiv before descending further in an elevator deep underground. From there you will learn about the importance of water, where it comes from and how to conserve it. You’ll next come face to face with giant rats in a full-size replica of a sewer tunnel. Whether these giant rats are real or just legends, that’s up to you to decide!
In the remaining areas you’ll walk through a water cave, sit on a giant toilet which is a great and unique photo opportunity. You can even play with bubbles and sand, ideal for children or create a human sized bubble with a hula hoop and washing up liquid.
The last stop on the tour is the large aquarium of Koi fish which is meant to represent how important all forms of life are.
The guides are very friendly, and they know their job very well. If you have any questions, they’ll surely know the answer. Overall, the water museum is a great place to visit especially for families with children and is perfect for a rainy day or to escape the heat of a hot day.
Nearest Metro Maidan Nezalezhnosti Address Museum of Water, Mykhaila Hrushevskoho Street, Kyiv, Ukraine Open Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
How to Find From Maidan Nezalezhnosti head towards the large roundabout on the way to the river, go under the passage to cross the road, turn right and in 50 metres ascend the hill for about 10 minutes until you see a large brick water tower.
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