Temporary Exhibitions

Changing Displays

What's On

We offer a changing programme of temporary exhibitions. There are usually two or three exhibitions per year on varied subjects relating to canals and the ice trade. In addition we occasionally host art installations or other short-term displays.

London's Lost Canals

26th September 2017 to April 2018

Beneath streets and new developments of London, lie nine canals and navigations that failed to make it to the 21st Century. Dive into the unknown story of Londonís lost canals created from the 1680s to the 1830s and trace the reasons their downfall and total disappearance. Lack of traffic, the competition of the railways and pure neglect all contributed to their loss and with them went the countless twists and tales of the waterways.

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Railway crossing canal at Greenwich

Greenwich Railway. Image courtesy of London Metropolitan Arcxhives, City of London.