We have two audio files to download and play on your MP3 player. Podcast 1 is a pre-visit introduction to the London canal story. Podcast 2 is an audio guide to the museum that you can listen to during your visit on your own MP3 player. Please note that neither the audio files nor the script can be obtained at the museum - they are only available from this website. These audio downloads are for everyone to use - they are not specially designed for disabled visitors.
Click on the links to download the files if you want to hear them immediately. To save them on your computer, so that you can copy them to your portable device, right-click and choose "save target".
MP3 files may be played on a wide range of equipment such as:
Walk the canal from Camden Locks to the London Canal Museum with our audio towpath tour for your Ipod or MP3 player. The tour points out all the sights to see and explains the fascinating history of this stretch of canal as you walk along it. Men fought with pitchforks over land rights, a high-tec lock had to be abandoned as a failure, a steam tug towed parges through the tunnel for over 100 years. The walk includes a visit to Islington Tunnel, just off the route.
The tour starts at Camden Locks - nearest Tube Camden Town. There is about 35 minutes of audio commentary but you will be asked to pause the tour every now and again. The time required for the tour will be around 60 - 80 minutes. The route is accessible to wheelchair users and the distance is about two miles. The tour is suitable for adults and older children. It is completely free of charge.
A script is available in PDF format for hearing-impaired visitors and those who do not have access to an MP3 player.
This introduction tells you a bit about the canals of London and their fascinating past, and introduces the ice trade, for which the museum building was built. It is a "taster" for the audio tour of the museum.
Listen at home, on the train, in your car or wherever you can use your MP3 player. A script is available in PDF format for hearing-impaired visitors and those who do not have access to an MP3 player. This is intended for all users.
The audio tour is for you to use on your own MP3 player during your visit to the museum. It does not duplicate the exhibitions in the museum, but adds to them, to make your visit even more interesting! You need to know how to stop and start the playback of a recording on your player. A script is available in PDF format for hearing-impaired visitors and those who do not have access to an MP3 player. Visually impaired users should note that this audio tour is not cusomised for their needs. A separate, different, audio tour for the visually impaired visitor will shortly be available in the museum.
Enjoy your visit with our audio guide!