Museum of Water Events

Festival de Keuze, Rotterdam

Friday 25 September – Sunday 27 September
Festival de Keuze, Rotterdam

Museum of Water has been invited to Festival de Keuze in Rotterdam, to begin an exciting year-long programme of Museum of Water collecting in Rotterdam. Read more »

Coastal Currents, Hastings

Saturday 29 August – Monday 31 August 2015
Fisherman’s Studio, Hastings

Museum of Water is coming to Hastings, as part of the Coastal Currents festival. Read more »

Big Green Week, Bristol

Friday 19 – Sunday 21 June 2015
Bristol Lab Space, Canon’s Road, Bristol, BS1 5TX

Museum of Water has been invited to Bristol to celebrateFRANK Water’s 10th Birthday and Bristol’s Big Green Week. Read more »

Behaviour Festival, Glasgow

Friday 17 April – Monday 21 April
Glasgow Botanic Gardens, 730 Great Western Road, Glasgow, G12 0UE

Situated in Glasgow Botanic Gardens as part of the Arches’ Behaviour festival of essential live performance. Read more »

Canalside Festival, Chisenhale Dance Space

22 March
Chisenhale Dance Space, 64-84 Chisenhale Road, London, E3 5QZ

To celebrate World Water Day, Museum of Water will return to London as part of Chisenhale Dance Space’s Canalside Festival. Read more »

The Storey Institute, Lancaster

6-8 & 20-22 February 2015
Live at LICA, The Storey Institute, Lancaster

Museum of Water returns to Lancaster for two weekends at The Storey Institute, presented by Live at LICA. Read more »

Royal Pump Rooms, Leamington Spa

30 January 2015
Royal Pump Rooms, Leamington Spa

The talk will chart the beginnings of the project and its links with the bicentenary of John Snow and his disease mappings, and showcase a choice few of the 600 donations currently in the Museum of Water. Read more »

Curating Cambridge

Saturday 1 – Sunday 2 November
Grand Arcade, St Andrew’s Street, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB2 3BJ

Museum of Water will be showing at Cambridge’s Grand Arcade shopping centre as part of Curating Cambridge; a five week festival of exhibitions and events.

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Fierce Festival, Birmingham

10 – 12 October 2014
Moseley Road Baths, Moseley Road, Balsall Heath, Birmingham B12 9BX

Museum of Water visits Fierce international festival of live art, sited in Moseley’s beautiful Grade II listed swimming baths.
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Festival of Thrift, Darlington

27-28 September 2014
Lingfield Point, Darlington, County Durham, DL1 1RW

Museum of Water will be showing at Dartington’s Festival of Thrift, the UK’s only national celebration of sustainable living. Read more »

Vadehavs Festival, Denmark

4-7 September 2014
Barrels Tourist Office, Store Street 2, 6270 Barrels

Museum of Water will be showing as part of “Wadden Tide”, Vadehavs Festival’s new large international project, celebrating the Wadden Sea’s nature and culture through contemporary art. Read more »

Somerset House

6-29 June 2014

As part of LIFT 2014, Somerset House opened their doors for a rare look at the inside workings of Museum of Water. Read more »

‘Roman Bath’

Friday 6 – Sunday 29 June, times tbc
5 Strand Lane, London WC2R 2NA

The National Trust’s ‘Roman Bath’, on the King’s College London Strand Campus, will be open to the public every day during the run of Museum of Water. Read more »

Food, water via land and climate (Professor Tim Benton)

Thursday 26 June, 18.00 – 19.30
Screening Room, Somerset House South Wing, London WC2R 1LA

In this talk, Tim Benton will outline some of the broad-brush issues and highlight some of the connections between water and food systems. Read more »

Screening: SWIM

Tuesday 24 June, 19.00 – 20.00
Screening Room, Somerset House South Wing, London WC2R 1LA

On 12 July 2007, 50 people donned swimming costumes and swam across London; from Tooting Bec Lido to Hampstead Heath – with a Routemaster bus for all the dry land in between.

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Thames Baths Project: Re-introducing swimming in the Thames (Chris Romer-Lee)

Tuesday 24 June, 13.00 – 13.45
Inigo Rooms, Somerset House East Wing, London WC2R 2LS

Imagine swimming in the River Thames, surrounded by reeds that frame tantalising views of the city around you. The Thames Baths are not just for swimmers, but provide refuge and habitat for fish, birds and a wide range of flora. This is the river like you’ve never seen it before. Read more »

The Drain Brain (Sir Peter Bazalgette)

Monday 23 June at 18.30
Edmond J Safra Lecture Theatre, Strand Campus, London WC2R 2LS

Peter Bazalgette – Great-great-grandson of Victorian civil engineer Sir Joseph Bazalgette, will talk about his ancestor’s achievements, and share images and objects with the audience, followed by a Q&A session. Read more »

Midsummer Water Day

Saturday 21 June, 12.00 – 18.00
Various spaces in Somerset House and Kings College

Celebrate Midsummers’ Day with this very special afternoon of talks, events, installations, screenings, family workshops and singing. Read more »

Amy Sharrocks in Conversation

Wednesday 18 June, 19.00 – 20.30
The Screening Room, Somerset House South Wing, London WC2R 1LA

Artist Amy Sharrocks talks to Lucy Neal and discusses her unusual relationship with water. Read more »

Water and the evolution of the human diet (Professor Stanley Ulijaszek)

Tuesday 17 June, 13.00 – 13.45
Inigo Rooms, Somerset House East Wing, London WC2R 2LS

A talk describing the many ways in which water is implicated in the human diet: if we are what we eat, what we eat and how we eat is shaped by water. Read more »