The London Canal Museum tells the story of London’s canals from the early days as important trade routes to today’s more leisurely pursuits. Learn about the cargos and people who strove to make a living on the canals, and the horses that pulled the boats. See inside a narrowboat cabin, work a boat through a model lock and peer down into a huge Victorian ice well.
The museum is housed in an attractive canal side building that was built in the mid-19th century as an ice warehouse. Meet the horse and see her reconstructed stable and the horse ramp up the inside of the building.
Download our MP3 tour or find out about our exciting events programe from www.canalmuseum.org.uk before you come!
Opening Times: Tuesday – Sunday & Bank Holidays (10.00-16.30)
Late opening 1st Thursday of month to 19.30
Closed: Monday – except Bank Hols, also 24 – 27 & 31 December 2014
Telephone: 020 7713 0836
Location and Getting Here
12-13 New Wharf Road, King’s Cross, London N1 9RT.
Nearest Station: King’s Cross.
Disabled Access Information
Facilities include lift access to both floors, additional handrails for the ambulant mobility-impaired, and most of the exhibitions are fully viewable by wheelchair users. A virtual tour offers an alternative form of access to the narrow boat cabin of Coronis for wheelchair users. For the visually impaired we have large print guide, ribbed pads to warn of staircases, handrails, brail and tactile signage, and, in development is an audio tour for the visually impaired. We have an induction loop at reception and there are transcripts of some sound exhibits for the hearing impaired. For more information please telephone the number shown above.
London Canal Museum