Teachers & Group Leaders

Teachers & Group Leaders

Explore the wonderful range of workshops we could offer your learners here at the museum.

Click here to go directly to our National Curriculum page, then select your Key Stage to read about our workshops in more detail.

London Canal Museum is London’s only museum of inland waterways. The canals played a vital part in our history, and today they offer a wonderful resource for education. The museum can help with key areas of the National Curriculum and the opportunities for cross curricular learning will enable you to make excellent use of the time spent on a visit.

Your group could step back in time during the Rosie’s Trunk workshop where we use interactive role play to meet a former canal child and learn more abut life living and working on the canals from her stories and the contents of her trunk.

They could explore the goods carried by the canals and why they were so important for transportation in our multi-sensory workshop Cargoes.

Or why not try their hand at making ice cream the old fashioned way in our Ice Cream Making workshop that also covers the history of the ice trade and some important historical figures connected to our museum.

They could become inventors in our workshop Journey of Ice to explore how ice was imported from Norway to England and carried by canals to our very own ice well here at the museum. Can they use their STEM knowledge to construct a bridge and slide an ice block across it to the ships waiting to transport it to England?

Classes conducting a local historical study can find out more about the Kings Cross area and how it has changed from the opening of the canal in 1820 through our Canal, Railways and Industry workshop that will involve creating a 3D map from wooden blocks. Why not add on a Walking Tour of the local area including the amazing Kings Cross Development that ends back at our museum led by trained Camden and Islington walking guides?

For younger pupils, talk to us about our Storytelling sessions where we use books that explore waterways to help hook your students into their topic at school.

We offer a free preliminary planning visit for teachers and other group leaders. You can also discuss your visit with one of our education team by email or phone.