London Canal Museum

In Gatti's Ice House at King's Cross

Like all UK museums, we are closed during the coronavirus emergency. Provisionally we are working on plans to open on Fridays and Saturdays only from 17th July - these plans are not yet confirmed. We have lots of things to explore and do at home, and we're running live online events too. So explore the website and our social media channels whilst you spend more time at home.

We have moved 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. We've published two new books recently, a new edition of Coffee and Ices, by Felicity Kinross, and The East End Canal Tales by Carolyn Clark. Get these and other museum publications to read at home from our Buy Books page. 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 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. Whilst there is no venue hire during lockdown, couples planning marriage can book a live online tour of the museum as a wedding venue. And as usual you can explore the ice well with our webcam, and browse and buy archive pictures in our picture shop. We have a team working from home on our oral history collection during lockdown, follow us on Soundcloud to hear more fascinating reminiscences. And if you meet on Zoom look at our new Zoom Backgrounds

Our special covid-19 page gives the details on what we're doing.

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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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