What's on at the London Canal Museum

Walks, talks, boat trips, and more

What's On

There is plenty going on at London Canal Museum. We have regular monthly illustrated talks in the evening, aimed at adults with an interest in industrial heritage and canals. We have a programme of towpath walks on occasional dates, and summer boat trips through the long Islington Tunnel on certain dates. We have occasional special days of activities for families or adults. We also occasionally offer roses and castles painting courses, and other events.

Illustrated Talks

Illustrated talks are held at 7.30 pm, on the first Thursday of each month except August. Most speakers illustrate their presentations with photographs. The museum is open 1000 to 1930 on the first Thursday of each month. Admission to talks and museum is charged at the usual museum admission charges. The programme is given below. In the event of any last minute changes to lectures or other events the site will be updated if sufficient notice is available.

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

Temporary Exhibitions

Children's Holiday Activities

Holiday fun for families with our additional materials during the school half-terms and holidays. Visit Wednesday Workshops and Holiday Fun

Full List of Events

Date Event
Until end of May
Until end of May All events are cancelled until the end of May
June 2020
4th June 2020 Illustrated talk. If it is possible to run this event, details will be added here
27th June 2020 Special Event Regency Soiree Event cancelled
July 2020
2nd July 2020 Illustrated talk: A Birmingham Canals Miscellany by Phillip Clayton
12th July 2020 Annual Ice Sunday. Your once-a-year chance to descend into the historic ice wells. Part of the Festival of Archaeology. Normal admission prices apply. Fit adults and teenagers only, wearing good footwear.
12th August 2020 Wednesday Workshop for children. Morning and afternoon half-day workshops. Commemoration. Create a replica plaque to commemorate the 200th anniversary of The Regent's Canal. Book at Wednesday Workshops and Holiday Activities page.
19th August 2020 Wednesday Workshop for children. Morning and afternoon half-day workshops. Cooking with the Cargoes. Many foodstuffs travelled by canal. Have a go at making yummy food with some of them. Book online at Wednesday Workshops and Holiday Activities page.
26th August 2020 Wednesday Workshop for children. Morning and afternoon half-day workshops. And Now Here is the News. Have a go at making newspaper plant pots and baskets. Book online at at Wednesday Workshops and Holiday Activities page.
September 2020
3rd September 2020 Illustrated talk: The Tideway Tunnel by Jordan Newall
October 2020
1st October 2020 Illustrated talk: City Road Basin by Giles Eyre
28th October 2020 Wednesday Workshop for children. Morning and afternoon half-day workshops. Feed the Birds. Make milk carton bird feeders and bird cake, ready for the cold Winter months. Book online at Wednesday Workshops and Holiday Activities page.
November 2020
5th November 2020 Illustrated talk: The Erewash Canal by John Bayliss
December 2020
3rd December 2020 Illustrated talk: Limehouse and its basin by Jeremy Batch

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