London Canal Museum is well suited to the hearing impaired visitor.
You will be able to enjoy the great majority of what the museum has to
Script of British Sign Language
introduction (PDF format)
Transcripts are available for:
- An audio-exhibit about working in the ice trade. The text hangs on
the fence beside the earphone unit.
- An audio-drama available in the cabin of the narrowboat Coronis.
This transcript is loose in the cabin.
- The podcast tour that is available for download in MP3 format from
this website. Like the podcasts, it is available exclusively from this website,
not in the museum. The scripts are in Adobe PDF format. The tour adds to, and
does not duplicate, the exhibitions. The transcripts are available from the
Most of our exhibitions are visual and use text and pictures to
explain the fascinating story of the canal system, and to interpret the items
Archive film is shown. There are four short films.
- "Barging Through London", depicts a canal journey in 1924. This
film was made for the silent cinema and the sound track is only music.
- The Barge Fellows is circa 1928 and was also made as a silent film
with captions. It shows boats at work and the steam tunnel tug at Islington
- Waterways, made in 1936, explains how locks work and sub-titles are
- Barge horses, made in 1948, shows horses at work on the Regent's
Canal in east London. Sub-titles are provided.
The interactive "Talking Head" of Carlo Gatti has sub-titles for all
of Mr. Gatti's verbal answers to your questions.
Assistance dogs are welcome. Please do not bring pet animals
An induction loop is permanently installed at the combined reception
and shop desk, located close to the main entrance. The microphone is fitted to
the side of the computer monitor so please stand in that area to talk to staff,
so that the microphone picks up their voice.