London Canal Museum

 
 
ADDRESS
12-13 New Wharf Road, King's Cross, London N1 9RT
 
 
TELEPHONE
 
OPENING TIMES
Open until 7.30pm first Thu of month | Closed 24-26 & 31 Dec
 
PRICES
£4 (Adult), £2 (Child), £3 (Concessions)
 

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London Canal MuseumA trip to the Canal Museum reveals there's more to London's man-made waterways than just enjoying a day out in a narrow boat. You'll learn about the history of the canals which were once an important route for horse drawn commercial traffic in the late 18th and early 19th century. A tour of the museum gives you the chance to see inside a narrow boat cabin, get to know the people who used the canals as well as the horses that pulled the boats, and the cargoes they carried. The museum also tells the related story of London's ice trade - and is housed in a former ice warehouse originally constructed in 1862-3 for Carlo Gatti, a well-known ice cream maker. Today the museum still has a huge commercial Victorian ice well used to store ice imported by ship and canal boat from Norway. With Regent's Canal right outside, a visit the museum makes it easy to imagine just how important these waterways once were.

 

London Canal Museum events

 
Catrin Finch & Artist Simon Tarrant Host Fundraiser For WaterAidCatrin Finch & Artist Simon Tarrant Host Fundraiser For WaterAid2015-05-26T10:00:00+01002015-05-31T00:00:00+0100 Where:
London Canal Museum, 12-13  New Wharf Road      N1 9RT
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Catrin Finch & Artist Simon Tarrant Host Fundraiser For WaterAid
Beyond The TowpathBeyond The Towpath2015-06-02T10:00:00+01002015-08-02T00:00:00+0100 Where:
London Canal Museum, 12-13  New Wharf Road      N1 9RT
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On Soon
Beyond The Towpath
Fenland Waterways: TalkFenland Waterways: TalkAlan Faulkner talks about the network of waterways.2015-06-04T19:30:00+01002015-06-04T00:00:00+0100 Where:
London Canal Museum, 12-13  New Wharf Road      N1 9RT
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Fenland Waterways: Talk
Boating Families In The 1940s And 1950s: TalkBoating Families In The 1940s And 1950s: TalkAn illustrated talk by Roger Wickson.2015-07-02T19:30:00+01002015-07-02T00:00:00+0100 Where:
London Canal Museum, 12-13  New Wharf Road      N1 9RT
Category: event
 
Boating Families In The 1940s And 1950s: Talk
Towpath WalkTowpath WalkA guided walk from the museum to Camden Market.2015-08-06T00:00:00+01002015-08-06T00:00:00+0100 Where:
London Canal Museum, 12-13  New Wharf Road      N1 9RT
Category: event
 
Towpath Walk
Conserving Our Waterway Heritage: TalkConserving Our Waterway Heritage: TalkAn illustrated talk with Nigel Crowe.2015-09-03T19:30:00+01002015-09-03T00:00:00+0100 Where:
London Canal Museum, 12-13  New Wharf Road      N1 9RT
Category: event
 
Conserving Our Waterway Heritage: Talk
The Work Of The Thames Ironworks Heritage Trust: TalkThe Work Of The Thames Ironworks Heritage Trust: TalkWith trust founder Gavin Redknap.2015-11-05T19:30:00+00002015-11-05T00:00:00+0000 Where:
London Canal Museum, 12-13  New Wharf Road      N1 9RT
Category: event
 
The Work Of The Thames Ironworks Heritage Trust: Talk
 

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Opening and closing times for London Canal Museum

Today (Tuesday) London Canal Museum closes at 16.30

Monday:

Closed
 
 

Tuesday:

10.00
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16.30
 
 

Wednesday:

10.00
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16.30
 
 

Thursday:

10.00
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16.30
 
 

Friday:

10.00
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16.30
 
 

Saturday:

10.00
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16.30
 
 

Sunday:

10.00
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16.30
 
 

LondonTown.com - London Canal Museum Location Map

 
 
 
Underground Stations

Underground Stations

 
King's Cross Tube Station
 
5 minutes walk
 
Angel Tube Station
 
12 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

 
 
Camden Road Overground Station
 
19 minutes walk
 
 
Car Parks

Car Parks

 
Judd Street NCP
 
11 minutes walk
 
Arcade Car Parks
 
13 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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    48 Doughty Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1N | 14 minutes from London Canal Museum
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    London > Attractions > Art Galleries
    90 York Way, King's Cross, London N1 | 1 minute from London Canal Museum
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    Mike Kenny's Olivier Award-winning adaptation of The Railway Children, staged at Waterloo three years ago, is now arriving at King's Cross Theatre. E Nesbitt's classic tale ...More
     
     
     
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    London > Events > Dance  Dates: 20th to 28th June 2015
    Sadler's Wells Theatre, Rosebery Avenue, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | 13 minutes from London Canal Museum
    Legendary flamenco guitarist, composer, dramatist and producer Paco Pena returns to Sadler's Wells with Flamencura. In pursuit of 'duende', the alchemy between interpreter and audience at ...More
     
     
     
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    Sadler's Wells Theatre, Rosebery Avenue, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | 13 minutes from London Canal Museum
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    90 York Way, King's Cross, London N1 | 1 minute from London Canal Museum
    Just 150 metres from King's Cross and St Pancras stations and with a waterside setting, the Dixon-Jones designed Kings Place combines the offices of The Guardian ... More
     
     
     
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    London > Entertainment > Theatres
    University Of The Arts London, Granary Building, 1 Granary Square, N1C | 3 minutes from London Canal Museum
    Part of the University of the Arts London's award-winning campus for Central Saint Martins College of Arts and Design, Platform Theatre has four performance spaces and ... More
     
     
     
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    London > Shopping > Delicatessens
    Northern Ticket Hall, King's Cross St Pancras Station, Euston Road, N1 | 3 minutes from London Canal Museum
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    Drink Shop & Do is a unique fusion of design shop and café bar, selling products from emerging designers alongside vintage furniture and home wares. Located ... More
     
     
     
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    London > Restaurants >
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    Proving that King's Cross is far from the dive so many people claim, The Driver is a stylish, multi-purpose boutique venue, and certainly the area's only ... More
     
     
     
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    London > Restaurants > British restaurants
    Kings Place, 90 York Way, King's Cross, London N1 | 1 minute from London Canal Museum
    This canal side bar and restaurant is a pleasant place to stop off if you're wondering around the Kings Place development. Not exactly on the beaten ... More
     
     
     
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    London > Restaurants > British restaurants
    Unit M8, C/o Network Rail, West Side offices,Kings Cross Railway Station, N1 | 2 minutes from London Canal Museum
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    London > Education > Evening Classes
    17 Duke's Road, Bloomsbury, London WC1H | 12 minutes from London Canal Museum
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    Wates House, 22 Gordon Street, WC1H | 15 minutes from London Canal Museum
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    Garden Floor, 6 Coldbath Square, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | 16 minutes from London Canal Museum
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    London > Business > Venue Hire
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    London > Business > Venue Hire
    96 Euston Road, King's Cross, London NW1 | 8 minutes from London Canal Museum
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    Theatre | Until 6th September 2015 

    King's Cross Railway Station 4 minutes walk from London Canal Museum

    Mike Kenny's Olivier Award-winning adaptation of The Railway Children, staged at Waterloo three years ago, is now arriving at King's ...More

     
    John Bull And The Bandits
    Concerts | On 26th May 2015 

    Surya 5 minutes walk from London Canal Museum

    Contemporary blues and old time rock'n'roll from the London-based six-piece. With support from Buffalo Cartel, Pete Gardiner and Cholesterol Jones....More

    Speirs + Major: HALFLIFE
    Speirs + Major: HALFLIFE
    Exhibitions | Until 6th March 2016 

    King's Cross Foot Tunnel 6 minutes walk from London Canal Museum

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    Y Z Kami: Paintings
    Exhibitions | Until 30th May 2015 

    Gagosian Gallery Britannia Street 6 minutes walk from London Canal Museum

    The most recent works from Iranian-born painter Y Z Kami....More

    Rangleklods
    Concerts | On 26th May 2015 

    The Lexington 8 minutes walk from London Canal Museum

    Electronic house and experimental pop outfit from Copenhagen....More

    Magna Carta: Law, Liberty, Legacy
    Magna Carta: Law, Liberty, Legacy
    Exhibitions | Until 1st September 2015 

    British Library 8 minutes walk from London Canal Museum

    Marking the 800th anniversary of the granting of the Magna Carta, the British Library presents Magna Carta: Law, Liberty, Legacy. ...More

     
    The Josephine Hart Poetry Hour: The Poetry Of W B Yeats: Talk
    Exhibitions | On 26th May 2015 

    British Library 8 minutes walk from London Canal Museum

    Celebrate 150 years since the birth of William Butler Yeats....More

    Paradox
    Clubbing and Nightlife | On 26th May 2015 

    EGG 11 minutes walk from London Canal Museum

    Techno from NDR....More

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    The Place 12 minutes walk from London Canal Museum

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