Water Museum
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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David D
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This museum highlights the relationship of water and the desert city of Yazd. Yazd would not survive without ingenuity and engineering and the inhabitants have always found ways to harness water effectively. It is probably not for everyone, but not a bad museum.
Written April 20, 2022
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Rod F
Royal Wootton Bassett, UK2,057 contributions
The museum, owned by the Regional Water Corporation is set in a buildings of the former Kolahdooz Mansion, built in 1888, and a truly beautiful building. There is everything here you need to know about the old water management system of Iran, which is still functioning today. The mansion itself is fed by the 75km long Zarch qanat which was first dug ca 2000 years ago.
Written February 24, 2020
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Mr-Akbarizad
Yazd, Iran125 contributions
Business
This is a part that you shouldn’t miss, the story of water in desert. Just here you would deeply understand and feel how difficult it was to achieve water here in Yazd to survive and which brilliant ideas people came up with on that time to handle this problem. It’s strongly recommended cause in addition to the story of water here you can visit the architecture of an old house in desert; more than 100 year old house belonged to a merchant named Kolahdooz and today is used as an interesting museum called water museum😃
Written January 27, 2019
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Nadia E
Shiraz, Iran163 contributions
When in Yazd, definitely take a double care not to miss the Museum called “ Water Museum “. Being located in a real desert, getting water is the biggest challenge of the people in Yazd. In this museum, you will learn about “Qanat” system which is one of the most ancient but amazing Persian techniques that helps the subterranean water running on the ground.
Written October 28, 2019
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Alk S
Greece43 contributions
A very interesting small museum which could solve all the questions you have about water and the management of it in the desert. I think it's important to have somebody to explain you some things in order to understand it better. Also there are some nice photos of the contractions of that amazing system which still work!
Written November 21, 2019
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samane mirsalimi
Yazd, Iran36 contributions
Business
It is a typical yazdi house which changed its usage as water museum .
In this meuseum you can familiar with qanat(underground water channel) system and the function of this system in desert.
Written August 9, 2017
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Jaan M
London, UK107 contributions
Friends
There are not too many museums in Yazd and this is just about passable if you have an urge to visit one. Nothing special and a few items seem a little out of place but the place tells a good story about qanats and how they were built. Good to kill half an hour before your tour starts I guess.
Written October 20, 2019
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Daan C
41 contributions
Couples
Only go here when you brought a guide or if you can understand Farsi. The layout is nice and underneath some pictures they explained in English what is happening but besides that it is mainly guessing!
Written June 14, 2019
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Nikzad Nasrin
Tehran, Iran232 contributions
Solo
All the stuff in exposure in museum are related to water and making Qanat which is like a canal for water. And how in the past when there wasn’t any technology the people could cool the space in the house and keep the products of food so cool that were not ruined. Also this museum is placed in one of the most beautiful and historical house in Yazd that named Macon of Kolahduzha.
Written May 10, 2019
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Reza Moosavi
Yazd, Iran235 contributions
If you want to know how we made underground canal for more than 90 km to bringing water from mountains to the city, you should visit this nice and historical building which was a house for about 200 years ago
Written March 5, 2019
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