What's on at the London Canal Museum

Walks, talks, boat trips, and more

What's On

The museum is currently open 5 days per week - see Admissions Page.

Our programme of illustrated talks, on the first Thursday evening of each month, is not currently running. Some of our Illustrated Talks are available to watch again on YouTube (youtube.com/canalmuseum. Usually the talks are also broadcast live on Facebook (facebook.com/canalmuseum). The Zoom link for each talk will be added to this page around 3 to 4 weeks before the event.

A short narrowboat entering the mouth of Islington Tunnel on one of our guided tours.

Temporary Exhibitions

Children's Holiday Activities

Holiday activities for children are suspended until 2022

Tunnel Boat Trips

Trips are scheduled for May and June and we hope to add trips in July to October shortly.

Full List of Events

Date Event
2022 dates
All dates Talks when resumed will be held online. These are currently suspended.
6th May 2022 Tunnel Boat Trips Take a boat trip through Islington Tunnel, 960 yards long, with a guide from the museum to tell you a bit about the history. Boats depart at 1100 1200 1400 1500 and 1600. The 1600 trip is one-way only and includes passage through a lock. Places are limited, so please book online on our tunnel trips page where you will find all the details.
8th May 2022 Tunnel Boat Trips Take a boat trip through Islington Tunnel, 960 yards long, with a guide from the museum to tell you a bit about the history. Boats depart at 1100 1200 1400 1500 and 1600. The 1600 trip is one-way only and includes passage through a lock. Places are limited, so please book online on our tunnel trips page where you will find all the details.
20th May 2022 Tunnel Boat Trips Take a boat trip through Islington Tunnel, 960 yards long, with a guide from the museum to tell you a bit about the history. Boats depart at 1100 1200 1400 1500 and 1600. The 1600 trip is one-way only and includes passage through a lock. Places are limited, so please book online on our tunnel trips page where you will find all the details.
22nd May 2022 Tunnel Boat Trips Take a boat trip through Islington Tunnel, 960 yards long, with a guide from the museum to tell you a bit about the history. Boats depart at 1100 1200 1400 1500 and 1600. The 1600 trip is one-way only and includes passage through a lock. Places are limited, so please book online on our tunnel trips page where you will find all the details.
29th May 2022 Tunnel Boat Trips Take a boat trip through Islington Tunnel, 960 yards long, with a guide from the museum to tell you a bit about the history. Boats depart at 1100 1200 1400 1500 and 1600. The 1600 trip is one-way only and includes passage through a lock. Places are limited, so please book online on our tunnel trips page where you will find all the details.
3rd June 2022 Tunnel Boat Trips Take a boat trip through Islington Tunnel, 960 yards long, with a guide from the museum to tell you a bit about the history. Boats depart at 1100 1200 1400 1500 and 1600. The 1600 trip is one-way only and includes passage through a lock. Places are limited, so please book online on our tunnel trips page where you will find all the details.
12th June 2022 Tunnel Boat Trips Take a boat trip through Islington Tunnel, 960 yards long, with a guide from the museum to tell you a bit about the history. Boats depart at 1100 1200 1400 1500 and 1600. The 1600 trip is one-way only and includes passage through a lock. Places are limited, so please book online on our tunnel trips page where you will find all the details.
17th June 2022 Tunnel Boat Trips Take a boat trip through Islington Tunnel, 960 yards long, with a guide from the museum to tell you a bit about the history. Boats depart at 1100 1200 1400 1500 and 1600. The 1600 trip is one-way only and includes passage through a lock. Places are limited, so please book online on our tunnel trips page where you will find all the details.
26th June 2022 Tunnel Boat Trips Take a boat trip through Islington Tunnel, 960 yards long, with a guide from the museum to tell you a bit about the history. Boats depart at 1100 1200 1400 1500 and 1600. The 1600 trip is one-way only and includes passage through a lock. Places are limited, so please book online on our tunnel trips page where you will find all the details.
24th July 2022 Ice Sunday Ice Sunday is the one day of the year when we can take visitors down into the Victorian ice wells beneath the ground floor, a unique experience! Those descending must be physically fit, wear sensible shoes, and be aged 13 and over. This involves descent by ladder. Additional ice-related activities are planned above ground. No additional charge, but the normal museum entrance charges are payable. There may be a wait for a visit opportunity underground if we are busy. Part of the Festival of Archaeology 2022. Advance booking is not required.

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