Sa’adabad Water Museum: the glory of the past

September 4, 2019
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Iranian architecture is associated with its geography like other cultural elements. The geography consists mostly of a central desert upland which is bordered by the mountain range. Because of the large number of uses of brick or surface elements. The Iranian architecture contains incredible geometrical treasures Sa’adabad Water Museum is also no exception.  The art of creating complex  structures  with simple elements is well-known in the Iranian architecture.

Water which is the symbol of prosperity and life, plays a vital role to maintain the existence of the creatures on earth.  At the present the global warming, along with fewer issues of droughts in some regions are one of the dangerous issues that are facing by the world. We human beings, are thankful to guard it and protect our lives along with all the creatures and living organisms who  relies on water, the essential liquid.

The Sa’adabad Water Museum presents the expansion of water systems in 2 important halls: one is a compilation of earthen potteries and the other is enamel and metal vessels. The 4 halls exhibit the dams’ models, the channels of water distribution, watermills, underground cisterns, and the like, the display the interests of enthusiastic visitors.

Soon after you come into the hall, the representations are visible. Then some films, video projections and slideshows, along with audio-visual sources are played which depict the hydraulic system that is moved or operated by the liquid.  Its functions, in detail, are displayed.

Then after entering the Sa’adabad Water Museum, there is an exhibition, where you will find some related records and documents that are portrayed. In the leading part of the hall, some of the models of the old buildings that are showcased next to the official audits for water distributors, deeds of endowment, qanats’ official papers, water measurement tools, together with water engineering. In the exposed space of  Sa’adabad Water Museum  you can view old as well as modern water facilities and their operation.

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A symbol of prosperity and life, water plays a vital role to maintain creatures’ existence on earth.  Now that global warming along with partial droughts are serious issues facing the world, we, human beings, are obliged to save it and preserve our lives as well as all creatures and living organisms whose being relies on this essential liquid.

Aimed at retaining legacy and customs of our ancestors, the water museum was officially launched in 1997. Housed southeast of Sa’edabad Palace, built in the Pahlavi II era, the evolving history of water and irrigation is exposed. Located in Vali Asr Street, Tehran metropolis, the specialized museum tries to make visitors familiar with the importance of water and how it helps us survive.

The informative museum presents development of our water systems in 2 major halls: one a collection of pottery containers and another enamel and metal vessels. With 4 halls displaying models of dams, water distribution channels, underground cisterns, watermills, and the like, the exhibit interests eager visitors.

As soon as you get into the hall, you can watch representations; then some films, video projections and slideshows, along with audio-visual sources are played which depict the hydraulic systems functions in detail. After that, you enter an exhibit where some related records and documents are portrayed.

In the main hall, some models from the old buildings are showcased alongside official audits for water distributors, deeds of endowment, qanats’ official papers, water measurement tools, as well as water engineering means. In the open space, you can view old vs modern water facilities and their operations.

Opening time: 9 am to 6, 5 pm (from spring to autumn) and 8 am to 5 pm (from autumn to spring).

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