London Canal Museum

The narrowboat Coronis, on the ground floor
A waterside museum on two floors telling the story of London's canals, their people, horses, boats and cargoes, and of the Victorian trade in natural ice. A huge underground ice well may be viewed. Read More
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The London Canal Museum tells the colourful story of London's canals, the people who earned a meagre living afloat, the horses that pulled canal boats and carts on the roads, the tradition of painting flowers and castles, and the history and engineering of canals in London.

See our recreated stable and Horse Power exhibition. Discover the amazing Victorian trade in natural ice, brought from Norway to keep London cool, for this charming waterside building was once an ice warehouse. Look down into a vast ice well, uniquely preserved. See archive film, temporary exhibitions, costume, "roses and castles" art, and take part in family activities. Explore the inside of a tiny cabin that was home to a whole family, and learn about the social history of the canal boat people.

There are tunnel boat trips on selected dates.

Download the free MP3 audio tours of the canal walk from Camden, and of the museum, from our website.

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Prices and Opening Times

Child Ticket £2.50 per ticket
Family Ticket £12.50 per ticket
Concession Ticket £4.00 per ticket
Adult Ticket £5.00 per ticket

Children aged 4 and younger go free. Children under 14 years must be accompanied by an adult. London Pass welcome.

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Opening Times

10am to 4.30pm Tuesday to Sunday and bank holiday Mondays. Closed: all other Mondays, 24-27 and 31 December. Late opening until 7.30pm on the first Thursday of each month.

Venue Details & Map

London Canal Museum

12/13 New Wharf Road
King's Cross
N1 9RT
+44 (0)20 7713 0836
Public transport:
King's Cross St. Pancras Underground and National Rail. Also Caledonian Road and Barnsbury London Overground.

Facilities & Accessibility

Access Inside Building Facilities
Accessible lift
All routes suitable for limited mobility users
All routes suitable for pushchairs or prams
All routes suitable for wheelchair users
All routes with tactile features for visually impaired users
Effective lighting throughout for visually impaired users
Seating for limited mobility users along routes
Some routes with tactile features for visually impaired users
Steps with handrail within building
Steps within building
Access into the Building
Automatic doors
Flat routes from parking area to entrance
Full, non-assisted wheelchair access
Ramps with handrails to entrance
Accessible Bathroom Facilities
Designated wheelchair accessible public toilet
Some toilets with handrails
Accessible Communication Facilities
Audible alarm system
Clear signage (colour contrast, large letters or pictograms)
Films or information touch screens have visual/audible subtitles
Hearing loop system
Information available in audio format
Information available in large print
Visual alarm system
Accessible Parking Facilities
Blue badge parking available
Drop-off point for guests available outside main entrance
Accessible Venue Facilities
Assistance dogs welcome
Emergency evacuation procedures for guests with disabilities
Level access, ramp or lift to the shop
Staff available to assist
Staff disability awareness trained
Wheelchairs available free of charge
Additional Accessible Facilities
Accessible baby changing rooms
Level access, ramp or lift from entrance to reception
Level access, ramp or lift to garden
Level access, ramp or lift to information point
Level access, ramp or lift to ticket issuing point
Low payment counters
Low reception or information counters
Portable chip and pin machines
Attraction Facilities
Audio commentary available
Gift shop
Patron toilets
Public toilets
Booking Facilities
Coach parties accepted
Group bookings accepted
Event Facilities
Available for wedding receptions
Breakout Rooms
Civil Partnership licence held
Conference rooms / Meeting rooms
Event facilities
In house AV available
Licenced for civil marriages
Trade vehicle access
Venue allows outside catering
Wedding service
General Facilities
Free WiFi
Payment Facilities
Group rates available

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