The Musée de l’Eau / Water Museum is a space for valuing water as a resource at cultural, sociological, anthropological and political levels.
The Museum collects and exhibits tangible water heritages such as water scoops, calabashes, ropes and intangible heritages such as songs, myths, and the manifold symbolisms of water.
The Museum permanent exhibitions invite visitors to explore different topics such as:
- Water and sanitation
- Water and women
- Water and climat change
- Water and human rights
The history of wash basins from tradition to modernity
The aim of the exhibition is to present and classify the wash basins according to their history and their uses in time. Together with basins analysis, the exhibition displays some everyday objects used to wash.
The endogenous techniques of water research
The exhibition displays the objects used by dowsers to reach and collect water: wood sticks (from Diopiros miliformis), bicycle spokes, car nuts. With an interactive aim, the exhibition invites visitors to use these objects for demonstration.