London Canal Museum

 
 
ADDRESS
12-13 New Wharf Road, King's Cross, London N1 9RT
 
 
TELEPHONE
 
OPENING TIMES
Tues-Sun 10am-4.30pm. Open until 7.30pm on the first Thursday of the month
 
PRICES
£4 (Adult), £2 (Child), £3 (Concessions), £10 (Family)
 

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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.

 

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Opening and closing times for London Canal Museum...

Today (Thursday) London Canal Museum closes at 16.30

Monday

Closed
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Tuesday

10.00
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16.30
 

Wednesday

10.00
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16.30
 

Thursday

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16.30
 

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16.30
 

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16.30
 

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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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