Part of our Ice Heritage Weekend, Sunday 28th July will be Ice Trade Sunday, the one day of the year when visitors who are suitably shod and fit enough to climb ladders are escorted down into the Victorian ice wells that lie beneath the London Canal Museum.
Groups will be taken down by a guide at regular intervals.
A short explanation will be given by one of our guides and you will be able to explore the two ice wells built by Carlo Gatti in approximately 1857 and 1863 to store natural ice imported from Norway. The ice was brought from the docks by canal barge to our location and then distributed to customers by horse and cart.
Fit adults and teenagers only please, no children may descend.
You must be fit enough to climb down and up two ladders confidently and not have any medical condition that could result in sudden illness whilst underground. If there is any doubt about your fitness we will not offer to take you down - this is an essential precaution and we than you for your understanding. Please do not wear sandals or loose-fitting shoes.
Additional activities are being planned for the museum at ground level - ice cream making demonstrations, gallery talks, and an exhibition.
A unique industrial archaeology experience!
Contact and Booking Details
More information at this website.
No need to book tickets - just turn up on the day.2019-07-28 10:00 2019-07-28 10:00 Europe/London Ice Sunday Annual chance to go down inside a Victorian Ice Well. https://www.ianvisits.co.uk/calendar/2019/07/28/ice-sunday-204186 Canal Museum,12-13 New Wharf Road, London, London,