Amy Sharrocks: Museum of Water (The Storey)

Amy Sharrocks: Museum of Water (The Storey)


Museum of Water is returning to Lancaster for its last weekend at The Storey Institute, presented by Live at LICA. A large part of the collection is on display in the main gallery, alongside the Museum archive and the biggest installation yet of The Water We Would Have Brought. Custodians of the Museum will be on hand at all times to show you round the collection, or to take care of any water you might like to donate. And of course the Water Bar will be there for a refreshing glass of the finest.

Previously at The Storey one woman gave us a bottle with her breaking waters from the birth of her second baby, and, inspired by no. 531 in our collection - Spit from a Trombone played by Finnbar, aged 16 - this weekend on Sunday morning there is the promise of a Brass Band arriving to give a new little collection of its own...

On Saturday there will be a whole host of water activities for all the family and on Sunday there will be a panel discussion starting at 2.30pm. There ’ s even a writing competition you can get your teeth stuck into - follow the links below for all the details.

Free activity and events

Win £30 worth of book tokens in our competition. 
Full details on our literature competition

Saturday 21st Feb: Bring the Family to our Activity Day. 11am-4pm
Suitable for all ages and abilities: Come along to our 'Water Activity Day'

Sunday 22nd Feb: Panel Discussion. 2.30-3.30pm
Join Amy Sharrocks, water experts Ben Surridge and Emma Westling and Farther Paul Embery for a discussion on water, our most precious liquid and how we use it.

Museum of Water is a collection of publicly donated water and accompanying stories. It’s an invitation to ponder our precious liquid and how we use it. Come along to make your own donation to the museum, as well as uncover the existing collection. After touring for one year, including a month-long large-scale installation at Somerset House as part of LIFT, Museum of Water now consists of almost 600 bottles. There’s water from a holy river in India, 129,000 year old water from the Antarctic, the Flew family snowball, apocalyptic water from 1999, spit, wee, bath-water, breath and water from a bedside table said to be infused with dreams. In celebration of our access to fresh water in this country, running alongside the Museum is Water Bar, a free pop-up outdoor bar serving only tap water.

Museum of Water is supported with public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England. Produced by Artsadmin.