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London Canal Museum

Closed Now: 10:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
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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...more
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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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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

spent a few hours here very welcoming and informative gentleman on the front desk who took the time to give us a description of the building and its uses and history. many of the exhibits are hands on and there is a marina at the...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Martyn141
Reviewed November 21, 2018

Visited here a few weeks ago, it’s an amazing place and very interesting to learn the history of the building as well as learning about life on the canals, lovely to walk around the basin looking at the various barges.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 18, 2018 via mobile

Small museum with a low entrance fee. Fascinating history of building and working canals especially around London. Quite a few display posters. Really interesting video of canal work in the 1930’s. Friendly and helpful staff.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 6, 2018

We'd booked ahead as a part of a day's canal-based entertainment for a 70th birthday surprise. Setting off on a morning canal boat traip with Jason's (separate company) we learnt a few things along the way. Lunch in Camden followed by a walk on the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Anne J
Martin S, General Manager at London Canal Museum, responded to this reviewResponded November 7, 2018

Many thanks for your kind words!

Reviewed October 22, 2018

We have been to London many times but never this area and what a gem. This little museum is fascinating and opens out onto the wharf where houseboats are moored. This is a lovely spot for a cup of tea- sadly from a machine in...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Martin S, General Manager at London Canal Museum, responded to this reviewResponded November 7, 2018

Many thanks for your kind words. Unfortunately there isn't enough space for a cafe with staff, therefore the machine.

Reviewed September 26, 2018

A very interesting museum. Then we took the boat trip with our guide Brian who was entertaining and knowledeable. It was very relaxing and informative. Well worth a visit.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Martin S, General Manager at London Canal Museum, responded to this reviewResponded November 7, 2018

Many thanks for your kind words.

Reviewed September 24, 2018

I'd heard the museum was very small so I didn't get my hopes up too much but I needn't have worried. This is a great space with lots to see. The museums proximity to existing canals really helps immerse you in the story of London's...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Rooster208
Martin S, General Manager at London Canal Museum, responded to this reviewResponded November 7, 2018

Many thanks for your kind words!

Reviewed September 22, 2018 via mobile

This is a brilliant and fascinating little museum. No spoilers but don’t miss it and look for all the fascinating little details. Great staff too!

Date of experience: September 2018
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MartinLCM, General Manager at London Canal Museum, responded to this reviewResponded September 23, 2018

Thank you very much indeed for the review! Glad you had a good visit.

Reviewed August 31, 2018

What a little gem - very small museum but very informative and nicely laid out. Staff very helpful. A good hour or so spent here. Good for kids too.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Martin S, General Manager at London Canal Museum, responded to this reviewResponded November 7, 2018

Many thanks for your kind words. Whilst we are not in the big league in terms of museum size, a lot of museums are smaller!

Reviewed August 30, 2018

On arrival you are greeted by friendly volunteer staff so keen to share the treasures of this small museum with everyone who steps through their doors. It has so many interesting pieces of London's history and is so well set out to help see and...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Martin S, General Manager at London Canal Museum, responded to this reviewResponded August 30, 2018

Many thanks for this, so glad you had a great visit!

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DeeBee1506
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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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