Museu da Água

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Water Museum, old gauges

The Museu da Água (Water Museum) is located in Lisbon, Portugal.[1]

The museum, the former steam pumping station of Barbadinhos, Lisbon, built in 1880, is in a 19th-century industrial building. The museum features four large steam engines dating from 1880. One has been reconditioned as a working demonstration. The pumps were in use until 1928. The museum also features portions of Lisbon's 1746 aqueduct.

In 1990 the museum was awarded the Council of Europe Museum Prize. [2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Museu da Água". www.ipmuseus.pt (in Portuguese). Instituto dos Museus e da Conservação. Retrieved 2012-10-18.
  2. ^ Aqueduct & Water Museum, Lisbon

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Coordinates: 38°43′09″N 9°07′09″W / 38.7192°N 9.1192°W / 38.7192; -9.1192