What's on at the London Canal Museum

Walks, talks, boat trips, and more

What's On

There is plenty going on at London Canal Museum. We have regular monthly illustrated talks in the evening, aimed at adults with an interest in industrial heritage and canals. We have a programme of towpath walks in spring summer and autumn, and summer boat trips through the long Islington Tunnel on certain dates. We have occasional special days of activities for families or adults. We also occasionally offer roses and castles painting courses, and other events.

Illustrated Talks

Illustrated talks are held at 7.30 pm, on the first Thursday of each month except August. Most speakers illustrate their presentations with photographs. The museum is open 1000 to 1930 on the first Thursday of each month. Admission to talks and museum is charged at the usual museum admission charges. The programme is given below. In the event of any last minute changes to lectures or other events the site will be updated if sufficient notice is available.

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A short narrowboat entering the mouth of Islington Tunnel on one of our guided tours.

Temporary Exhibitions

Full List of Events

Date Event
November 2018 events
25th November 2018 Roses and Castles painting Workshop Learn the traditional canal craft of Roses and Castles painting at London Canal Museum with artist Tricia Parrott. The courses are for all ability levels and aimed primarily at adults. Price 30. Times 1030 to 1600. See details and book online.
December 2018 events
6th December 2018 Illustrated talk: Islington Tunnel by Lester Hillman. Lester will tell us about the dramas of the building and subsequent operation of London's longest canal tunnel, the Islington Tunnel of The Regent's Canal.
2019 events
3rd January 2019 Illustrated talk: Grain Trade to Coxes Mill by Di Murrell
7th February 2019 Illustrated talk: The Derby and Sandiacre Canal by Chris Madge
7th March 2019 Illustrated talk: The Shrewsbury and Newport Canal by Brian Nelson. Brian will tell us about the history of these canals and the features on them. He will outline the progress being made towards their restoration.
4th April 2019 Illustrated talk: The Thames River Police: Forefathers of Modern Policing by Martin Wells
2nd May 2019 Illustrated talk: The Basingstoke Canal - Heros and Villains by Roger Cansdale
6th June 2019 Illustrated talk: The Suez Canal by Dr. Roger Squires
4th July 2019 Illustrated talk: World War Two - Women Canal Boaters by David Padfield
5th September 2019 Illustrated talk: To be announced
3rd October 2019 Illustrated talk: Brindley and the Reading and Isleworth Canal by Victoria Owens
7th November 2019 Illustrated talk: The Chelmer and Other Essex Waterways by John Pomfret
5th December 2019 Illustrated talk: to be announced

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