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Open Air Water-Power Museum

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The Open Air Water-Power Museum, in Dimitsana (Peloponnese), highlights the importance of water-power in traditional society. Focusing on the main pre-industrial techniques that take advantage of water to produce a variety of goods, it links them to...more
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Kefalari Ai-Yianni, Dimitsana 220 07, Greece
+30 2795 031630
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very interesting. The exhibition items are very well preserved and displayed. The museum staff very polite and explains the use of each machine and some machines are also operated by them so as to demonstrate. Additional info and historical data is displayed in videos.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 3 November 2018

Well laid out and interesting museum in a beautiful location. The videos showing the craftspeople at work were well worth sitting down and watching.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank grump1er
Reviewed 15 October 2018

Very well designed museum with helpful staff who demonstrate machines. Great location. Can be combined with Lousios Gorge walk.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Ian C
Reviewed 15 October 2018 via mobile

Located at walking distance from Dimitsana it is a short trip to the past. You can see how the power of running water was used in the 19th century in the production of essential products.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Hercules D
Reviewed 7 August 2018

I had a spare couple of hours so visited this museum that turned out quite interesting. I also got a cheap and good coffee there. The old mills are interesting and the water cascading down the hill very scenic. I was the only one there...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Archaeobuff
Reviewed 29 July 2018

The best Arcadia has to offer! If you stay in Dimitsana it is a must and very easy reachable from the village!

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank kaloussa
Reviewed 25 July 2018

An interesting presentation of pre-industrial era techniques using waterpower - flour mill, tannery, gunpowder mill. The museum is built on original buildings which were used for the purpose .

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Yannis Z
Reviewed 8 July 2018

A real nice example of restoration of a museum , whereas the water power is used for civil activities some 200 years ago . Most interesting parts the processing of grain , the processing of leather products and also production of gun powder . Ticket...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Dimitris A
Reviewed 4 July 2018 via mobile

We enjoyed this place. It’s modern and easy to get to. It offers an interesting insight into how water was used for everything from gun powder, corn flour and the local brew Tsiporou. The staff are friendly and willing to exhibit how each section works...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank NickZ68
Reviewed 30 June 2018 via mobile

It was fascinating to watch how the rushing water powered the miller’s wheel which ground up the grain. The stories of traditional tanning in Greek village life, and the production of gunpowder were exceptionally well-told through authentic exhibits and remarkable videos. The musem’s setting within...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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