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London Canal Museum

12-13 New Wharf Road | Kings Cross, London N1 9RT, England
+44 20 7713 0836
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A waterside museum of London's canals and the Victorian ice trade, set in a former ice warehouse of the 1860s. It tells the colourful story of the canals, their people, horses and trade. Peer down into a huge ice well, uniquely preserved, and learn about the ice trade. Go inside a narrowboat cabin, meet the horse, and watch archive film. Free MP3 audio tour for download from the museum website for your own player.
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“canal boat” (19 reviews)
“kings cross” (18 reviews)
“regents canal” (12 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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12-13 New Wharf Road | Kings Cross, London N1 9RT, England
Euston / Kings Cross /St Pancras
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+44 20 7713 0836
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"canal life"
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"canal network"
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"an interesting place"
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"couple of hours"
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"worth a visit"
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"st pancras"
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"interesting information"
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We visited more out of curiosity than anything else and although small and compact over two floors seems to have a lot in it. Obviously the main theme is the history of the canals and the people that lived and worked on them. However as...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited yesterday with 3 young children. Very impressed at the activities provided - a boat trip, slushie making, home made ice cream making - all done with enormous enthusiasm by the staff. The children’s activities allowed time to look at the exhibits and understand more...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A good starting point for a walk along the canal to for instance Little Venice. It's a small, but very well presented museum, with much attention to detail and interactive ways of exploring London's history of the canal. It used to be an ice cream...More

Thank Henry d
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I love museums like this. Quaint, niche and informative. Located in a former ice house on one of London’s canals, it tells the amazing story of the city’s canal system as well as the ice farming business. Great little place to spend an hour!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good taste of London canal history and the historic ice wells that the building held. Great selection of canal books and maps.

Thank Susanjanenorfolk
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Visited the Canal Museum with a friend, not a great deal of exhibits but the story of London canals is well told a interesting, Museum is only a couple of rooms and taking our time we found a couple of hours was enough

Thank Peter P
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Reviewed 11 March 2018

we visited this small museum, whilst waiting for a train at kings cross, it is within easy walking distance. The time we spent was about an hour, looking at the canal boats plus the displays. It has some activities for children and gives an overview...More

Thank Alexandra R
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Reviewed 23 February 2018

Well this place really is great and I should have reviewed it after one of my previous visits. They pack so much stuff into this building and very easy to lose yourself for a couple of hours here even if you have been before. You...More

Thank Colin D
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Reviewed 20 February 2018

25 members of my Barnet U3A London History Group visited the museum today. We had a introductory talk by Brian one of the volunteers and he then gave us a guided tour of this small but fascinating museum. Brian was excellent and surprised us by...More

Thank Mick O
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MartinLCM, General Manager at London Canal Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 22 February 2018

Many thanks for your review, we do appreciate it. We'll let Brian know how much you enjoyed his talk.

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Reviewed 10 February 2018

Took my 6 year old and 4 year old grandchildren .They are going on a narrow boat for the half term holiday and I thought some knowledge prior to their holiday would prove useful. I did not expect the 4 year old to get much...More

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DeeBee1506
14 July 2016|
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Response from MartinLCM | Property representative |
For some reason this question didin't get answered right away (sorry) but for anyone else who is looking at this, the museum is fully accessible to wheelchair users and other disabled visitors. We don't have a cafe. We have... More
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