Ekotechnické Museum


Useful Information

Location: Prague-Bubenec, Hradcanksa metro station.
Open: All year daily 10:30-12:30, 14:30-16. [2007]
Fee: Adults CZK 50, Children (3-18) CZK .
[2007]
Classification:  Sewage System
Light: electric
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Address: Ekotechnické museum, o. p. s., Stará kanalisacní cistírna, Papírenská 6, 16000, Praha 6, Tel/Fax: +420-233-322698, Tel: +420-233-325500. E-mail: contact
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History

 
1895-1906Prague sewage system built.
1967plant closed, new plant opened.
1991building approved for protection by the Historical buildings board.
SEP-1996museum opened.

Description

The Ekotechnické museum (Eco-technical Museum) is consequently located in the Stará kanalisacní cistírna (old sewage works) of Prague. The Prague sewage system was built between 1895 and 1906 by the British engineer William Heerlein Lindley (1854-1917).

The treatment technology consits of screens, sand traps and sedimentation reservoirs. All is hidden underground in a vast labyrinth of brick vaulted catacombs.

The original pumps in the old sewage works were powered by steam engines. Once a year at the Weekend pod parou (Steam Weekend) in September, various steam engines including this ones are put into operation.


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