Water museum in St. Petersburg

The Museum Complex “The Universe of Water” is a museum in St. Petersburg. It is located at 56, Shpalernaya Street.

The main exposition of the museum is located in a water tower built in the brick style in 1859-1863 by the architect I. A. Merts.

The water tower, along with other buildings in the surrounding area, is part of the complex of the former main station of the St. Petersburg city water pipelines and is an architectural monument of regional significance.

The museum complex of SUE “Vodokanal of St. Petersburg” includes the following:

  • classic exhibition “The Water World of St. Petersburg” located in the building of the old water tower is dedicated to the history of water supply and wastewater disposal in the world, in Russia and in St. Petersburg;
  • multimedia exhibition “The Underground World of St. Petersburg” located in the left annex of the water tower displays the route of water from the water intake through pipelines into apartments and back to the sewage treatment plants;
  • multimedia exhibition “The Universe of Water” located in the former clean water reservoir demonstrates, to the fullest extent, the intrinsic meaning of the word “water”; it displays water in all its manifestations, both constructive and destructive, with all its mysteries, enigmas and legends.

Metro: Chernyshevskaya
Telephone: +7 (812) 438-4375
Open: Wednesday to Sunday from 10 am to 7 pm, Last admission at 6.30 pm.
Closed: Monday and Tuesday
Admission: TOWER: Adults: RUB 250.00. Children/Students: RUB 200.00.
UNDERGROUND WORLD: RUB 250.00. Children/students: RUB 200.00
Photo and video: Photo: RUB 100.00 Video: RUB 500.00
Accessibility note: Wheelchair access is only available for Universe of Water exhibit in the water tower

Tauride Palace and its garden stand on the opposite side of the street.

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