London Canal Museum

Museum telling the story of canals in London

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General information

London Canal Museum
12-13 New Wharf Road
N1 9RT.

Tel: 020 7713 0836


Directions from outside the front of King's Cross and St Pancras stations:

Turn left into Euston Road and pass in front of King's Cross station. Cross York Way (to outside McDonald's) and go along Pentonville Road for about 100 metres and turn left into Caledonian Road. Go about 200 metres then turn left into Northdown Street. Go about 90 metres to the end of Northdown Street then cross Wharfdale Road into New Wharf Road. The London Canal Museum is about 60 metres up New Wharf Road on the left.

The London Canal Museum occupies a canalside warehouse that was originally used to store ice brought in from Norway for making ice cream. The museum's exhibits show many aspects of the history of canals in London. There is also a working model of a canal lock and a restored tug that lives in the attractive canal basin at the back of the museum. This is a popular destination for school trips and runs a busy programme of events (see their what's on page for more details), including boat trips through the nearby Islington tunnel.

Opening times:

Tue - Sun: 10am - 4.30pm
First Thursday each month: 10am - 7.30pm

Events & Nightlife

Type of event: Boat trips, childens activities, walks, talks (see Events & Nightlife to find events here)

Visitor information

Entry fee: Adults: £4
Children aged 5 -15: £2
Senior/Student/Unwaged £3
Children aged 0 - 4: free
Group discounts available

Additional information

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