London Canal Museum

In Gatti's Ice House at King's Cross

We are open on Fridays and Saturdays only at present. See inside a narrowboat cabin, peer down into huge ice wells, learn about horses, boats, cargoes and how the horse was replaced with engines in boats and tractors on the towpath. We're in a fine Victorian building built as an ice warehouse! There is much to learn about canals.

We have implemented a plan to ensure that the museum is a safe environment to visit and we meet the VisitEngland "Good to Go" standard. Online, we have reproduced our current temporary exhibition online, see Industrial Islington for the full exhibition. We have a new online virtual tour of Hanwell Locks, London's largest flight. There are additional activities to download on our learning pages and we're regularly updating our Tumblr Blog with new content about canals and the ice trade.

We're celebrating 200 years of The Regent's Canal with a Photo Competition. First prize 300

We're running online events including our monthly illustrated talks on the first Thursday of the month using Zoom, and other online events as well, check our What's On page for details and registration. As usual you can explore the ice well with our webcam, and browse and buy archive pictures in our picture shop.

Our special covid-19 page gives the details on what we're doing and of some changes to the exhibitions due to the ongoing public health situation..

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New! Virtual tour of Hanwell Locks

Our normal home page is available in case you want it!

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