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

Waterways Of Southern France: TalkWaterways Of Southern France: TalkWith Dr. Roger Squires.1st January 2015Thursday 1st January 2015 Where:
London Canal Museum, 12-13† New Wharf Road† † † N1 9RT
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Waterways Of Southern France: Talk
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Talks & Lectures
DATESThursday 1st January 2015 - 7.30pm
With Dr. Roger Squires.
Roses And Castles Painting WorkshopRoses And Castles Painting WorkshopA painting workshop for adults.18th January 2015Sunday 18th January 2015 Where:
London Canal Museum, 12-13† New Wharf Road† † † N1 9RT
Category: event
Roses And Castles Painting Workshop
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Workshops
DATESSunday 18th January 2015
A painting workshop for adults.
The North Walsham And Dilham Canal 1826-2026: TalkThe North Walsham And Dilham Canal 1826-2026: TalkAn illustrated talk by Ivan Cane.5th February 2015Thursday 5th February 2015 Where:
London Canal Museum, 12-13† New Wharf Road† † † N1 9RT
Category: event
The North Walsham And Dilham Canal 1826-2026: Talk
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Talks & Lectures
DATESThursday 5th February 2015 - 7.30pm
An illustrated talk by Ivan Cane.
The Buckingham Canal: Revival: TalkThe Buckingham Canal: Revival: TalkTerry Cavender discusses the canal's history and its current restoration project.5th March 2015Thursday 5th March 2015 Where:
London Canal Museum, 12-13† New Wharf Road† † † N1 9RT
Category: event
The Buckingham Canal: Revival: Talk
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Talks & Lectures
DATESThursday 5th March 2015 - 7.30pm
Terry Cavender discusses the canal's history and its current restoration project.
The River Beat: TalkThe River Beat: TalkAn illustrated talk with Robert Jeffries.2nd April 2015Thursday 2nd April 2015 Where:
London Canal Museum, 12-13† New Wharf Road† † † N1 9RT
Category: event
The River Beat: Talk
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Talks & Lectures
DATESThursday 2nd April 2015 - 7.30pm
An illustrated talk with Robert Jeffries.
The PLA In The 21st Century: Opportunities And Challenges: TalkThe PLA In The 21st Century: Opportunities And Challenges: TalkAn illustrated talk about the new London Gateway Port.7th May 2015Thursday 7th May 2015 Where:
London Canal Museum, 12-13† New Wharf Road† † † N1 9RT
Category: event
The PLA In The 21st Century: Opportunities And Challenges: Talk
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Talks & Lectures
DATESThursday 7th May 2015 - 7.30pm
An illustrated talk about the new London Gateway Port.
Fenland Waterways: TalkFenland Waterways: TalkAlan Faulkner talks about the network of waterways.4th June 2015Thursday 4th June 2015 Where:
London Canal Museum, 12-13† New Wharf Road† † † N1 9RT
Category: event
Fenland Waterways: Talk
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Talks & Lectures
DATESThursday 4th June 2015 - 7.30pm
Alan Faulkner talks about the network of waterways.
Boating Families In The 1940s And 1950s: TalkBoating Families In The 1940s And 1950s: TalkAn illustrated talk by Roger Wickson.2nd July 2015Thursday 2nd July 2015 Where:
London Canal Museum, 12-13† New Wharf Road† † † N1 9RT
Category: event
Boating Families In The 1940s And 1950s: Talk
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Talks & Lectures
DATESThursday 2nd July 2015 - 7.30pm
An illustrated talk by Roger Wickson.
Towpath WalkTowpath WalkA guided walk from the museum to Camden Market.6th August 2015Thursday 6th August 2015 Where:
London Canal Museum, 12-13† New Wharf Road† † † N1 9RT
Category: event
Towpath Walk
event > Tours > Guided Tours - Sightseeing - Guided Walks
DATESThursday 6th August 2015
A guided walk from the museum to Camden Market.
Conserving Our Waterway Heritage: TalkConserving Our Waterway Heritage: TalkAn illustrated talk with Nigel Crowe.3rd September 2015Thursday 3rd September 2015 Where:
London Canal Museum, 12-13† New Wharf Road† † † N1 9RT
Category: event
Conserving Our Waterway Heritage: Talk
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Talks & Lectures
DATESThursday 3rd September 2015 - 7.30pm
An illustrated talk with Nigel Crowe.

London Canal Museum images

London Canal Museum†

London Canal Museum

London Canal Museum

Opening and closing times for London Canal Museum

Today (Thursday) 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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Great Northern Hotel
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel † from £93† 34% off
King's Cross St Pancras Station, N1C | 6 minutes from London Canal Museum
Originally designed by Lewis Cubitt and opened on 17th May 1854, The Great Northern Hotel in King's Cross, one of the first examples of the great ... More
St. Pancras Renaissance London Hotel
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel † from £149† 40% off
Euston Road, NW1 | 8 minutes from London Canal Museum
A triumph of neo-Gothic splendour, the red brick Grade I listed hotel has been painstakingly restored by architect Geoff Mann who worked with English Heritage to ... More
DoubleTree by Hilton London - Islington
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel † from £59† 32% off
60 Pentonville Road, N1 | 9 minutes from London Canal Museum
The DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel London - Islington underwent a major refurbishment in 2014, transforming the rooms and suites into a stylish accommodation option. The newly ... More
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British Library
London > Attractions > Museums
96 Euston Road, King's Cross, London NW1 | 8 minutes from London Canal Museum
With over 150 million items, a copy of every publication produced in the UK and Ireland, artwork by artists such as Antony Gormley and Eduardo Paolozzi, ... More
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The Foundling Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
40 Brunswick Square, Bloomsbury, London WC1N | 12 minutes from London Canal Museum
The Foundling Museum is one of London's real hidden treasures. Originally established in 1739 as a hospital which looked after abandoned children, the museum now tells ... More
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Charles Dickens Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
48 Doughty Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1N | 14 minutes from London Canal Museum
Charles Dickens brought London to life with his imaginative depictions of city life and his fascination and passion for the foggy Victorian streets have inspired two ... More
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Guardian News & Media Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
90 York Way, King's Cross, London N1 | 1 minute from London Canal Museum
For an interesting take on print journalism and the machinations of the media world pay a visit to the gallery situated in the foyer of the ... More
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King's Cross Filling Station
London > Attractions > Sights
Goods Way, N1C | 2 minutes from London Canal Museum
King's Cross Filling Station is a 1960s petrol station redesigned in 2012 by architects Carmody Groarke to become a public landmark building, a cultural and social ... More
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Granary Square
London > Attractions >
Good's Way, N1C | 3 minutes from London Canal Museum
The same size as Trafalgar Square, Granary Square is at the heart of King's Cross where the Eurostar departs and emerged as part of the ... More
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London > Events > Clubbing and Nightlife †Dates: 26th June to 18th December 2014
Anam, 3 Chapel Market, N1 | 9 minutes from London Canal Museum
House, drum'n'bass, old skool and jungle from the residents....More
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The Face Of Love
London > Events > Film Events †Dates: Thursday 18th December 2014 - 1.30pm
Islington Vue, 36 Parkfield Street, Islington, N1 | 11 minutes from London Canal Museum
Nikki is an interior designer, who is hired by estate agents to add warm and inviting touches to their properties. During a 30th anniversary celebration with ...More
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Edward Scissorhands
London > Events > Dance †Dates: 2nd December 2014 to 11th January 2015
Sadler's Wells Theatre, Rosebery Avenue, EC1R | 13 minutes from London Canal Museum
Having so successfully given new interpretations to classics like Swan Lake, Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella and Nutcracker!, Matthew Bourne now brings Edward Scissorhands to Sadler's Wells this ...More
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Kings Place
London > Entertainment > Arts Centres
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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Platform Theatre
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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King's Cross Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Cnr Of King's Boulevard And Goods Way, N1C | 4 minutes from London Canal Museum
A purpose built 1,000-seat theatre, complete with a railway track and platforms, created especially for Mike Kenny's Olivier Award-winning adaptation of E. Nesbit's 'The Railway Children'. ... More
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Shopping near London Canal Museum

The best shops and markets near London Canal Museum
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Lola's Cupcakes, King's Cross
London > Shopping > Delicatessens
Northern Ticket Hall, King's Cross St Pancras Station, Euston Road, N1 | 3 minutes from London Canal Museum
Sweet to taste, cute to look at and made with natural ingredients, Lola's Cupcakes can hold their own when it comes to the coveted title of ... More
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Drink Shop & Do
London > Shopping >
9 Caledonian Road, King's Cross, London N1 | 4 minutes from London Canal Museum
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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Foyles St Pancras International
London > Shopping > Books
St Pancras International, Pancras Road, King's Cross, London NW1 | 7 minutes from London Canal Museum
The family-run Foyles book shop has been in the book selling business since 1906. Books on a broad range of subjects from fiction and poetry to ... More
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The Driver
London > Restaurants >
2-4 Wharfdale Road, King's Cross, London N1 | 1 minute from London Canal Museum
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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Rotunda Bar and Restaurant
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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The Parcel Yard
London > Restaurants > British restaurants
Unit M8, C/o Network Rail, West Side offices,Kings Cross Railway Station, N1 | 2 minutes from London Canal Museum
Set within the Grade I-listed building of Kings Cross Station, The Parcel Yard serves up traditional British pub cuisine. The edgy industrial interior spans 2 floors, ... More
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The Place
London > Education > Evening Classes
17 Duke's Road, Bloomsbury, London WC1H | 12 minutes from London Canal Museum
London's specialist venue for contemporary dance, The Place plays a role in every aspect of this fast-growing art form. The London Contemporary Dance School offers degrees ... More
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The Bartlett School of Architecture
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
Wates House, 22 Gordon Street, WC1H | 15 minutes from London Canal Museum
The Bartlett School of Architecture, on the corner of Huntley Street and Capper Street, is part of The Bartlett: UCL's global faculty of the built environment. ... More
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London Wine Academy
London > Education > Evening Classes
Garden Floor, 6 Coldbath Square, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | 16 minutes from London Canal Museum
One day workshops, offering a friendly no-nonsense approach to teaching about wine, suitable for everyone from beginners to experts. Courses take place at the following venues: Atlas PH, ... More
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London Canal Museum gyms, sporting activities, health & beauty and fitness.
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Pancras Square Leisure
London > Leisure >
5 Pancras Square, N1C | 6 minutes from London Canal Museum
Located in the heart of Kings Cross, Pancras Square Leisure centre offers a 25 metre swimming pool, smaller teaching pool, two exercise studios with over 25 ... More
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St. Pancras Renaissance Hotel Spa
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
St Pancras Renaissance Hotel, Euston Road, King's Cross, London NW1 | 7 minutes from London Canal Museum
The lavishly restored St Pancras Renaissance Hotel has attracted a lot of attention since opening in 2011 as part of the grand Eurostar relocation. The Hotel's ... More
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Spa Fields Park
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Northampton Road, EC1R | 16 minutes from London Canal Museum
A busy park in Islington beside the Three Corners Centre youth centre and Adventure Playground, the 2.02 acre Spa Fields include a children's playground, tarmac ... More
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The Betjeman Arms
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
Unit 53, St. Pancras International, NW1 | 7 minutes from London Canal Museum
Gastropub... More
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The Harrison
London > Nightlife > Pubs
28 Harrison Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1H | 9 minutes from London Canal Museum
Originally built in the 1880s by Samuel Harrison to refresh the workers in his shoe factory, The Harrison pub's current building dates back to 1934. Owned ... More
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The Crown
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
116 Cloudesley Road, Islington, London N1 | 9 minutes from London Canal Museum
Modern British cuisine ... More
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VOC
London > Nightlife > Bars
2 Varnishers Yard, Regents Quarter, N1 | 4 minutes from London Canal Museum
VOC is a 17th Century-inspired Punch House from Fluid Movement, the people behind speakeasy bars The Whistling Shop and Purl. Taking its name from Vereenigde Oost-Indische ... More
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Scala
London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
275 Pentonville Road, King's Cross, King's Cross, London N1 | 5 minutes from London Canal Museum
Housed inside the old King's Cross Cinema, the Scala might be a bit tattered around the edges but this only adds to its battered charm. The ... More
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The Big Chill House
London > Nightlife > Bars
257-259 Pentonville Road, Kings Cross, , King's Cross, London N1 | 5 minutes from London Canal Museum
From the outside, The Big Chill House building looks spectacular, a floodlit white townhouse that puts the grimy environs of King's Cross to shame. The interior ... More
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Kings Place
London > Business > Venue Hire
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, the Dixon-Jones designed Kings Place offers conference organisers two auditoriums, two art galleries and a wide ... More
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British Library Conference Centre
London > Business > Venue Hire
96 Euston Road, King's Cross, London NW1 | 8 minutes from London Canal Museum
As the national library of the United Kingdom the British Library is renowned for its world class collection of books but its Conference Centre is something ... More
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Business Design Centre
London > Business > Venue Hire
52 Upper Street, Islington, London N1 | 12 minutes from London Canal Museum
Exhibitors love this venue and it's easy to see why. The Business Design Centre in Islington is in a great location just one mile from The ... More

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The Railway Children
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Theatre | Until 1st March 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, moves to King's Cross Theatre ...More

 
The Beards
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Scala 5 minutes walk from London Canal Museum

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Concerts | On 18th December 2014 

Surya 5 minutes walk from London Canal Museum

A performance by Brighton's finest groove-mosh brigade with support from The Catharsis, Continents....More

The Parkinsons
Music | On 18th December 2014 

The Lexington 8 minutes walk from London Canal Museum

Some Weird Sin host their first Christmas special featuring The Parkinsons, The Hip Priests and Louise Distras. After the bands ...More

Terror and Wonder: The Gothic Imagination
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Exhibitions | Until 20th January 2015 

British Library 8 minutes walk from London Canal Museum

Exploring the enduring influence that the gothic genre has had on literature, film, fashion, music and art, Terror and Wonder: ...More

 
Orchard Hill
Concerts | On 18th December 2014 

O2 Academy Islington 11 minutes walk from London Canal Museum

This five-piece band from the Oxfordshire and Swindon area performs its commercial pop-rock....More

Bach To Baby Family Christmas Concert
Concerts | On 18th December 2014 

The Foundling Museum 12 minutes walk from London Canal Museum

Traditional sackbut music is performed in this family-friendly, Christmas-themed musical performance....More

Edward Scissorhands
Edward Scissorhands
Dance | Until 11th January 2015 

Sadler's Wells Theatre 13 minutes walk from London Canal Museum

Having so successfully given new interpretations to classics like Swan Lake, Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella and Nutcracker!, Matthew Bourne now brings ...More

 
The Little Match Girl
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Theatre | Until 10th January 2015 

Sadler's Wells: Lilian Baylis Theatre 13 minutes walk from London Canal Museum

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The Snowman
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Theatre | Until 4th January 2015 

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Ennio Morricone
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Concerts | On 5th February 2015 

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