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Open Air Water-Power Museum

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Address: Kefalari Ai-Yianni, Dimitsana 220 07, Greece
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+30 2795 031630
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The Open Air Water-Power Museum in Dimitsana (Peloponnese) is a thematic...

The Open Air Water-Power Museum in Dimitsana (Peloponnese) is a thematic museum centered on the importance of hydraulic power in traditional societies, which presents the basic pre-industrial techniques using water as their main source of energy to produce various goods.It is the first open-air museum of pre-industrial technology in Greece and it has been awarded a Europa Nostra prize. It consists of the diligently restored premises of a number of water-powered small industries in the Dimitsana area, comprising watermill, cloth fulling-tub,tannery and gunpowder mill. The Open Air Water-Power Museum belongs to the Piraeus Bank Group Cultural Foundation Museums Network.

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The open air water museum is a nice plaçe to visit and how life was a few decades ago. An open museum worth visiting.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The open air water museum is a nice plaçe to visit and how life was a few decades ago. An open museum worth visiting.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

I went back in time to a period when water power decided the outcome of war battles. Water power was a decisive factor in the successful Greek Revolution in 1821.My taxi cab driver, Dimitri Tchokas took me to the Open Air Water Power Museum in Dimitsana, Arcadia. It is located outdoors in the Lousios Gorge wilderness. It was created by... More 

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Athens, Greece
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

It is in excellent condition. The employees are doing a great job there. I went there with my wife and although we were the only visitors, the guide was there to guide us at the museum. The museum was very interesting showing all everything about how the water power was used at the old time. There a lot of thing... More 

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Iowa City, Iowa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

I really enjoyed this open air museum. I really love water related things like fountains and water falls. It was neat to see how water was used to do traditional things, such as working in a tannery and gun powder mill. My favorite however was all the neat water scenes which made for good pictures.

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Helsingborg, Sweden
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

Open Air water power museum is close to Dimitsana. Very interesting to see how they used the water power back in time. There is a gun powder mill that they start upp so you could see how it was done. No real gunpowder. Accidents happend ... You could also see an ordinary grain mill and how it worked. If you... More 

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Stemnítsa, Arkadhia, Greece
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016

Open to local community, well organised, a lot of extra events, very good management. They even organise interactive events for kids. A place were tradition and todays reality are well meeting

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016

You may be thinking: "why would I go to another small museum dedicated to some obscure craftmanship techniques of the past" ? I asked myself the same question, as the name of this museum only evoked infinite boredom to me. However, the visit proved to be unexpectedly pleasant as you get to see the actual mills, some of them functionning... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

This open-air water museum is a great place to learn about the process of gunpowder manufacturing and walk around as it offers a fresh atmosphere and the nice noise coming from the water. We really enjoyed the visit. 3€ adults and underage are free.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

Open air museum that explains the early production of gun powder. Three buildings that have been recreated in a wonderful atmosphere. Tannery museum with tools you can actually touch! Videos with short documentaries. Gift shop available Price: kids and seniors for free/ adults €3 Parking: on site

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016 via mobile

The open air water museum is excellent. The write ups on water power, and traditional gunpowder making and tanning are very good. All that fresh running water on a hot afternoon makes it a must visit. Tim Yapp

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