London Canal Museum

London Canal Museum information

Location
London , United Kingdom
Address
12-13 New Wharf Rd
N1
Getting there
Tube: King’s Cross/St Pancras
More information
www.canalmuseum.org.uk
Prices
adult/child £4/2
Opening hours
10am-4.30pm Tue-Sun & bank holidays
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This quirky but fascinating museum is in an old ice warehouse (with a deep well where the frozen commodity was stored) dating from the 1860s. It traces the history of Regent’s Canal and the ice business (the ice trade was huge in late Victorian London, with 35,000 tonnes imported from Norway in 1899).

You can access the wharf at the back of the museum where a number of narrow boats are moored. The exhibits in the stables upstairs are dedicated to the history of canal transport in Britain.