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London Canal Museum

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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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12-13 New Wharf Road | Kings Cross, London N1 9RT, England
Euston / Kings Cross /St Pancras
+44 20 7713 0836
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Reviewed yesterday

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

Thank Rooster208
Reviewed 3 days ago 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!

Thank annebs
MartinLCM, General Manager at London Canal Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

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

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank jennycS6114WZ
Martin S, General Manager at London Canal Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

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

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We held our wedding at the London Canal Museum in July 2018 - and what a beautiful, quirky, fascinating and friendly venue it is. Our 80 guests took a 90-minute cruise along the Regents Canal from Camden Lock (booked separately from a private company) before...More

Thank Nick W
Martin S, General Manager at London Canal Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Many thanks for your review, we are grateful for your kind words.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I came today as i live locally. Its a small museum with lots of history. The staff are great and talk your through the history. It used to be a ice storage place for islington and there is alot of history. My son isnt one...More

Thank ecomsue
Reviewed August 16, 2018 via mobile

My kids loved it more than me. They enjoyed the displays and activities. We saw the ice trade and also the ice storage business ideas of Getty, the great entopreunure of his era. My kids loved the display of old ice chest storage and also...More

Thank saimaqaisrani
Reviewed August 9, 2018

The canal system is not well known even among Britiains. This little museum is worth a visit once you have seen all the major attractions in London. Admission is a few pounds and the visit will take about an hour. The staff are very friendly....More

Thank Sam T
Reviewed July 11, 2018

My wife and I visited yesterday after seeing a "What's on" in the METRO. It is about 45 mins from where we live . The Museum is in New Wharf rd and is a bit hidden if you don't know the area ( I was...More

Thank John W
Reviewed July 9, 2018

We went to the museum while waiting to check into our hotel...I had already decided I would like to go there, was very pleased we took the time to go. The museum is well set out, with lots of information about both the canal and...More

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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