London Canal Museum
House of Illustration
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Positioned by a sharp bend in the Regent's Canal north of King's Cross Station, Granary Sq is at the heart of a major redevelopment of a...
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London Canal Museum information
This little museum traces the history of the Regent’s Canal and explores what life was like for families living and working on Britain's impressively long and historic canal system. The exhibits in the stables upstairs are dedicated to the history of canal transport in Britain, with a fascinating 1925 film of a journey along the Regent's Canal. The museum is housed in a warehouse dating from 1858, where ice was once stored in two deep wells.
The ice trade was huge in Victorian London, with 35,000 tonnes imported from Norway in 1899 alone, arriving in the city at Regent's Canal Dock before being transported along the canal. You can access the wharf at the back of the museum where narrow boats are moored.