The Water Museum in Kiev, also known as the Water-Information Centre, occupies a building that formerly functioned as the city's main water tower. Constructed between 1872–1876 under the project of architect Alexander Schiele, it was a critical component of the city's water supply system. Its position on a high hill facilitated water distribution through the necessary pressure. After serving as a water tower until the mid-20th century, advancements in water supply technologies led to its repurposing.
In 2003, the Kiev Vodokanal (Water Canal) company converted the building into the Water Museum. Today, the museum houses interactive exhibitions and educational programs that highlight the role of water in our ecosystem, the importance of clean water, and the functioning of the water supply system. Not far from the Water Museum stands the enchanting "Yasensvit" or Wishing Tree, a captivating work of contemporary art that has grown to become one of Kiev's most beloved landmarks. Visitors flock to tie ribbons around its branches, each ribbon symbolizing a wish hoped to come true. The Wishing Tree, together with the Water Museum, forms a unique blend of history, education, and culture in the heart of Kiev.