Museum of Water Events

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

London
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 »

Ikon Slow Boat talk (Jonathan Watkins and Kate Self)

Monday 16 June, 13:00 – 13:45
Inigo Rooms, Somerset House East Wing, London WC2R 2LS

In this talk, Ikon will talk about their Slow Boat project, involving a group of young people from the West Midlands and a converted canal boat. Read more »

Ritual and Religion on the River Thames (Nathalie Cohen)

Monday 9 June, 13.00 – 13.45
Inigo Rooms, Somerset House East Wing, London WC2R 2LS

Join Natalie Cohen from Thames Discovery as she discusses religion and ritual on the River Thames – the largest open-air archaeological site in London. Read more »

Free Family Workshop: River Deep

Saturday 7 June, 12.00 – 15.00
Somerset House West Wing, London WC2R 1LA

Join us for a 3-D modelling workshop creating sea creatures inspired by the watery sculptures around Somerset House. Read more »

Discover Centre Donation Day

31 May 2014
Discovery Centre, 383-387 High Street, Stratford, London, E15 4QZ

Throughout Spring we will be gathering your donations for the Museum. This is an opportunity for you to add to the collection yourself. Read more »

Welshpool Donation Day

27 May 2014
Powysland Museum, Welshpool, Wales

Throughout Spring we will be gathering your donations for the Museum. This is an opportunity for you to add to the collection yourself. Read more »

LV21/Explore North Kent Donation Day

24 – 25 May 2014
Gillingham Pier, Pier Approach Road, Gillingham, Kent, ME7 1RX

Throughout Spring we will be gathering your donations for the Museum. This is an opportunity for you to add to the collection yourself. Read more »

Birmingham Donation Day

23 May 2014
Canal & River Trust office Cambrian House, Birmingham, B1 2AN

Throughout Spring we will be gathering your donations for the Museum. This is an opportunity for you to add to the collection yourself. Read more »

Paddington Arm Canal Donation Day

22 May 2014
Throughout Spring we will be gathering your donations for the Museum. This is an opportunity for you to add to the collection yourself.

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Swansea Museum Collection Day

17 May 2014
Swansea Museum, Victoria Road, The Maritime Quarter, Swansea, SA1 1SN

Throughout Spring we will be gathering your donations for the Museum. This is an opportunity for you to add to the collection yourself. Read more »