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London Canal Museum

12-13 New Wharf Road | Kings Cross, London N1 9RT, England
+44 20 7713 0836
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A waterside museum of London's canals and the Victorian ice trade, set in a former ice warehouse of the 1860s. It tells the colourful story of the canals, their people, horses and trade. Peer down into a huge ice well, uniquely preserved, and learn about the ice trade. Go inside a narrowboat cabin, meet the horse, and watch archive film. Free MP3 audio tour for download from the museum website for your own player.
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  • Average11%
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“canal boat” (15 reviews)
“kings cross” (16 reviews)
“regents canal” (11 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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12-13 New Wharf Road | Kings Cross, London N1 9RT, England
Euston / Kings Cross /St Pancras
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+44 20 7713 0836
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

What an interesting place. The warm welcome as you enter is just the start of a history lesson you’ll remember for a good while. Situated near to Kings Cross station on the Regents Canal in a former Ice Warehouse it is packed with interesting exhibits...More

Thank calebabbott2010
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I visited the museum today with a friend. We were a bit unsure about going as we didn't know how interesting it would be. On entering we were welcomed by a volunteer called Brian. He was very friendly and helpful. He told us a bit...More

Thank Jackie D
MartinLCM, General Manager at London Canal Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Many thanks for your review. Appreciated!

Reviewed 1 week ago

Little hard to find as its a bit tucked away. Well worth the effort though. Only small but such a great way to learn history of London canals. Amazing old building containing an ice well and fascinating info on londons lost canals. History of ice...More

Thank b00sun
MartinLCM, General Manager at London Canal Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Many thanks for this review.

Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the museum on a Friday afternoon. The man on reception was very helpful and pointed out a local place to eat. The museum itself was small but very interesting. I have been on canal boat holidays so had some insight into the life.

Thank Elizabeth W
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you have an hour or two to spare in London, this little museum is well worth a visit. It is located in a Victorian ice warehouse and its ice well can still be seen. As well as information on British canals there is a...More

Thank Woodchester
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Met a client in the meeting room upstairs. Very good value and a nice facility with a chance to have a quick look round the museum as well

Thank Geoff F
MartinLCM, General Manager at London Canal Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Many thanks for your review.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

5 minutes walk from the station, fascinating insight into canal life and of people/ businesses who used to own the building- great ' ice caves'.

Thank RMcM50
MartinLCM, General Manager at London Canal Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Many thanks for your review

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

In an old ice warehouse next to the wharf, the Canal Museum is very interesting although it doesn't take long to go round. There are narrowboat trips available for an extra charge. Located a few minutes walk from Kings Cross railway/tube station.

Thank andy998
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The museum is about 10 mins from King's Cross Station and is easily signposted. If you are interested in London canals this is for you but people with just a general interest in history will find plenty to read about such as the history of...More

Thank 11Judith
Reviewed 30 September 2017

Interesting exhibits relating to London's canals and the ice trade. Upstairs has a lot of writing and not many exhibits! Worth a visit.

Thank Nonloso
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DeeBee1506
14 July 2016|
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Response from MartinLCM | Property representative |
For some reason this question didin't get answered right away (sorry) but for anyone else who is looking at this, the museum is fully accessible to wheelchair users and other disabled visitors. We don't have a cafe. We have... More
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