Museum of Water
The Museum of Water is one of the latest additions to the museum roster of the city of Saint Petersburg - it opened in 2003. The museum is located in the Main Waterworks of St. Petersburg, in a building that itself is a monument of industrial architecture (constructed in 1861, it was remodelled and renovated in 1999 specifically for the purpose of housing a museum).
The visitor will be entertained by numerous curious artifacts such as a model of an ancient Chinese clock powered by falling water, as well as introduced to modern plumbing systems.
The interior of the museum reflects the same basic idea - preservation of the tower as an architectural monument housing a modern museum. A rather unusual fountain is a perfect symbol of water preservation. The fountain uses a limited amount of water that moves in a closed cycle: water trickles down the drains on a stretched string, and then rises to the top.