Teachers & Group Leaders


The London Canal Museum has a great deal to offer students at Key Stage 3 and we welcome enquiries about specific topics and themes that we may be able to support either here in the museum or through an outreach visit.

The building in which the Museum is housed was constructed in the early nineteenth century as a warehouse for the storage of ice. The canal basin on which it stands was part of the Regent’s Canal system, built to allow transhipment of cargoes brought to London in ocean going ships, which then needed to be carried inland to the rapidly growing industrial towns of the Midlands and North of England.

The collections include displays about the lives of the families who lived on their canal boats; Battlebridge Basin; lifting & weighing; canal art; Carlo Gatti and the trade in ice from Norway; the London canal system; the horses who were used to power the boats; the operation of locks; and the Regent’s Canal.

Key Stage 3 teachers are strongly encouraged to visit the Museum to see what is available, and discuss exactly what their curriculum needs are. Tailor-made sessions can be devised to fit in with your approach if you are working on a particular project of your own.

If you would like advice before making a preliminary visit, please contact education@canalmuseum.org.uk