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London Canal Museum

Unravel the story of London’s waterways and the people that worked on them at the London Canal Museum near King’s Cross Station.


Immerse yourself in the colourful history of London’s canals at the London Canal Museum at Battlebridge Basin on the Regent’s Canal.

Discover how the canals came to be built, what cargo they carried, who lived and worked on them and how horses played an important part in the operation of the canal barges. Get a flavour of life on the canals when you venture inside a narrowboat cabin.

The museum is housed in a former ice warehouse and also tells the story of the ice industry in London. Gaze into the depths of a Victorian ice well used to store ice brought by boat from Norway to keep London cool.

Prices and opening times

Child ticket (5 to 15 years old) £2.50 per ticket
Family ticket (2 adults and 3 children or 1 adult and 4 children) £12.50 per ticket
Concession ticket £4.00 per ticket
Adult ticket £5.00 per ticket

Children aged four and under go free. Children under 14 years must be accompanied by an adult. London Pass is accepted.

Opening Times

Wednesday to Sunday, Bank Holiday Mondays: 10am to 4.30pm

Venue Details & Map

London Canal Museum

12/13 New Wharf Road, King's Cross, Islington
N1 9RT
+44 (0)20 7713 0836

Facilities & Accessibility


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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
Wheelchair spaces available in auditorium
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 braille
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 dining area
Level access, ramp or lift to the bar
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
Catering Facilities
Private Dining
Children Facilities
Children welcome
Event Facilities
Available for wedding receptions
Breakout Rooms
Civil Partnership licence held
Conference rooms / Meeting rooms
In house AV available
Licenced for civil marriages
Trade vehicle access
Venue allows outside catering
Wedding service
General Facilities
Free WiFi
Secure cycle storage
Payment Facilities
Group rates available

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