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London Canal Museum


About London Canal Museum

The museum where you can see inside a narrowboat cabin, learn about the history of London's canals, about the cargo carried, the people who lived and worked on the waterways, and the horses that pulled their boats.

This unique waterways museum is housed in a former ice warehouse built in about 1862, and also features the history of the ice trade and ice cream as well as the canals.


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

Ticket prices

  • Adult £6
  • Concession £5
  • Child £3
  • Family £14

Children aged 6 and younger are free.

A Family means 1 adult and up to 4 children, or 2 adults and up to 3 children.

Members of the Canal Museum Trust and the Museums Association: £3

One carer for a registered disabled visitor will be offered free entry.

Prices last checked December 2022

Link to London Canal Museum's website

Opening Hours

The museum is open Tuesdays to Sundays Times 10am to 4:30pm, last entry at 4pm.

The canal museum is closed on Mondays, except bank holiday Mondays.

Opening hours last checked December 2022


The museum is on several levels, with lifts between all floors.

There is a disabled visitors' toilet.

The museum also offers services for people with hearing and vision disabilities.

Frequently asked questions

How long would a visit last?

I'd suggest maybe an hour, maybe two if you look take in their temporary exhibitions as well.

Do I need to book for the canal trips?

The canal trips run reguarly through the summer months, but yes, it's sensible to book in advance as they can sell out.

Is the Ice Well open?

The underground ice well usually opens a couple of times a year, and it's best to check their website for dates.

Are there canal barges?

The museum is next to the Regent's Canal, and there are usually barges moored outside.

What's the nearest railway station to London Canal Museum

The nearest station is London King's Cross Rail Station which is 0.3 miles away.


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