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“Water archeology”
Review of Water Museum

Water Museum
Ranked #9 of 40 things to do in Yazd
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Reviewed 3 May 2018 via mobile

Nicely restaurated historical house displaying an amazingly ingenious system for water supply to the city. Parts of this network is 2000 year old.

Thank Jannim1966
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Reviewed 1 May 2018

Water is precious in Iran and this museum explains the qanats which brought water from the mountains to the town. Hacked out of the rock and then maintained by expert workers who ensured the fall of the waterway was sufficient for the flow - these channels ensured the life of the city. Housed in a traditional mansion - interesting in itself.

Thank Devaflam
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Reviewed 26 April 2018

You must visit this museums for several reasons. So, let's see why? 1. This is a magnificent mansion of the time (two centuries ago) where a merchant lived. The decorations on the walls of the yard are fabulous and the different parts of the house display a fine example of contemporary mansions. 2. All you need to know about digging the ground in order to carry water from the feet of the mountain to the city is illustrated here. 3. Many different types of container for water, either the ones used in public baths or the ones for carry water in houses is displayed here 4. There are pictures and drawings which help you understand how it went 5. There is a little store where you can buy reliable books (English and French) on Qanats (subterranean water canals) at a reasonable price 6. There are tools which were used by well-diggers to make qanats. I do recommend you to have a guided tour, or at least come up with a thorough idea of the qanat and visit this museum in order to completely understand the idea.

Thank Hussein D
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Reviewed 23 April 2018 via mobile

Every Dutchman should go here of course; we like to do stuff with water.
This museum shows how water is transported from the mountains through the creation of underground canals, ‘qanats’. It shows a lot of pictures of the builders with English explanations.
Yazd has one of the longest (90km) and oldest qanats in Iran. The museum is housed in a nice building and underground chambers that lead to the qanats.

Thank Joris H
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Reviewed 22 April 2018

key element in Yazd history is water. here you can see how Iranians developed complicated mega-structures for providing and preserving water in the middle of desert.
the museum is located in an old house which in itself is worthy for visit and has many beautiful parts specially decorations.
beware there are a lot of stairs and definitely not a good place if you have young children.
me and my wife visited this place in turn. one of us would play our daughter in the beautiful yard while the other visited the museum.

Thank Abos S
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