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The museum of water

The Museum of water

The Museum of water

Designed by the Settecomuni Speleological Group and opened to the public in 2009 in a rural building in Kaberlaba, the Museum collects, organises and enhances the results of decades of explorations of the soil and subsoil of the Plateau, started with the foundation of the “Gruppo Grotte” (Caves Group) in 1948, sponsored by a dozen enthusiasts, including Mario Rigoni Stern and his brother Romualdo. The Museum explores the theme of water as a common thread connecting the different aspects of the relationship between man and environment, from its management and conservation in an environment traditionally poor due to its karstic nature.

The different rooms offer together a trip in nature but also in history, documenting the various ways to use the hydraulic energy, exposing ancient tools for the collection, transportation and conservation of water, showing the first rudimentary kitchen facilities or domestic bathrooms from tubs to the first examples of a crank handle washing machine, but also telling the use of water for recreational purposes, in the form of ice or snow. Around the museum the “Ring of the Water” unfolds, which with a route of about two miles through woods and meadows allows you to observe karst phenomena, trenches and machine guns of the Great War, and artefacts for the harvesting of rain water (tanks, pools and wells). The Museum also organises guided tours, educational activities for children and young people, cultural activities, temporary exhibitions, and provides a broadband internet connection to the public.

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