What's on at the London Canal Museum

Walks, talks, boat trips, and more

What's On

We have a programme of special events including regular boat trips as part of your visit, historic boat trips, Family Fun days for younger visitors, and other special event days. Museum admission is included in all these special events. We have changing temporary exhibitions. Click on the images below to find out more details

Regular boat trips

Passenger boat with big windows emerging from tunneul mouth

Everyone loves a boat trip! Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays, and some Wednesdays, until the end of October. Experience London's long canal tunnel, take a cream tea cruise, explore more on a long trip. Tea/coffee and a guide giving commentary on trips of more than 30 minutes. Includes your museum visit.Every week until 31st October

Historic boat trips

long red boat on canal passing under a bridge, greenery to the rear

Our historic boat trips are a little different from the main trips as they feature a ride on Tarporley, a genuine historic boat with many traditional features. 13th July (full), 13th August, 10th September, 8th October

Gatti's Music Hall

Against a backdrop of brick wall two female performers in colourful long dresses sing

We celebrate the Gatti family tradition of music hall by hosting a performance by Player's Theatre of traditional music hall. November 2nd 2024

Family Fun Days

Two children seated on floor wearing green cartboard hats

Special days for families, normally during school holidays or half-terms. They include a craft activity on a variable theme, led by a facilitator, and usually a short boat trip (booked in advance). Other museum activities for children are also available including a trail and a chance to use our children's ice cream parlour. 7th 14th 21st August and 30th October.

Ice Heritage Weekend

View of people in yellow hard hats in the underground wells with brick background

Our annual ice heritage weekend in July celebrates all things ice and the history of the building as part of the nationwide Festival of Archaeology. There are boat trips, Victorian ice-cream-making demonstrations, and on the Sunday a rare chance to descend into the historic underground ice wells. July 20th and 21st.

Carols and Ices

View of people in yellow hard hats in the underground wells with brick background

Our annual Christmas celebration is called "Carols and Ices" and generally includes candle lighting, ice-cream-making demonstrations, short boat trips to explore King's Cross lights by night, and a cash bar. Date to be announced.

Temporary Exhibitions

Heron sits on setern of colourful boat looking down into water

Our current temporary exhibition showcases wildlife on London's canals in all its diversity and colour.