London Canal Museum

Museums, Specialist interest King's Cross
28 Love It
Save it
London Canal Museum
© Andrew Brackenbury
London Canal Museum
The people, vessels, trade and wildlife of the capital’s canals are explored in the London Canal Museum. The museum is housed in a former nineteenth-century ice warehouse, used by Carlo Gatti for his ice cream, and includes an exhibit on the little-known trade in ice imported from Norway and once stored in two huge wells beneath the museum. This is perhaps the most interesting part of the London Canal Museum; the collection looking at the history of the waterways and those who worked in them is rather sparse by comparison. The canalside walk from here to Camden Town is most enjoyable too.


Venue name: London Canal Museum
Address: 12-13 New Wharf Rd
N1 9RT
Opening hours: 10am-4.30pm Tue-Sun and bank hol Mons (last adm 3.45pm; open until 7.30pm on the first Thur of each month)
Transport: Tube: King's Cross St Pancras
Price: £4, £3 concs, £2 children (5-15), under-5s free
Do you own this business?
To improve this listing email:

You may be interested in:

Average User Rating

4.8 / 5

Rating Breakdown

  • 5 star:3
  • 4 star:1
  • 3 star:0
  • 2 star:0
  • 1 star:0
1 person listening
1 of 1 found helpful
Staff Writer

I love being on the waters and this is a great little museum at a perfect location. Pop by and check it out :)


We stopped here while walking along the canals! One of London's quirkier museums – its an interesting insight into the history of Regent's Canal and the canalboats, with interactive displays around the icy origins of the actual museum space.

London Canal Museum makes canals interesting and informative for all audiences and its building has a secret back story. Staff are friendly, and they personalise your visit. The museum also offers lots of volunteering opportunities.