UK Travel Guide


London Canal Museum

At London Canal Museum you can see inside a narrowboat cabin, learn about the history of London's canals, about the cargoes carried, the people who lived and worked on the waterways, and the horses that pulled their boats. Peer down into a huge Victorian ice well used to store ice imported from Norway and brought by ship and canal boat to be stored. The museum is housed in a former ice warehouse built in about 1862-3 for Carlo Gatti, the famous ice cream maker, and features the history of the ice trade and ice cream as well as the canals. This is the only London museum of inland waterways.

Located at: New Wharf Road, London, N1

Telephone: 020 7713-0836

Opens: 1000 - 1630 Tuesdays to Sundays plus bank holiday Mondays (public holidays). CLOSED on all other Mondays

Cost: Adult admission is 2.50. Children, students, seni

Closest Subway Station: Kings Cross Station (Click to see more atrraction at this station)