London Canal Museum

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London Canal Museum.

What you'll do

Discover the history and heritage of London’s waterways at this fascinating museum that's set inside a Victorian ice warehouse on Regent's Canal.

Visit the London Canal Museum with Go City®

  • With us, there are no entry fees on the day – all you've got to do is show your pass.
  • Exhibits at this King's Cross museum include a colorful narrowboat cabin, scale models of boats and their cargoes, canal memorabilia and more.
  • Peer down into an original ice well and learn about the museum’s previous incarnation as an ice warehouse.

Take a tour of the London Canal Museum to learn all about the city’s network of waterways and their uses over the centuries.

The London Canal Museum is set inside an impressive Victorian ice warehouse on the Regent's Canal in King's Cross, and features replica boats, a sensitively restored narrowboat cabin and a recreation stable for the horses that were once used to pull cargo boats along from the towpath.

You’ll find out how narrowboats are painted and the traditions behind their cheerful designs and get a real flavor of London’s canals and the people who lived and worked on them.

There’s also an opportunity to view the building’s original ice well. Swiss ice cream entrepreneur Carlo Gatti ran his empire from here in the mid-19th Century, shipping huge quantities of ice from Norway and storing it in the well here. He’s credited with being the first person in London to sell ice cream to the public.

The museum’s scenic location on Regent’s Canal makes it the perfect start or end point for a towpath stroll. There’s a handy audio-guide available on the official website that leads you on a walk from Camden Town to the museum – you’re sure to see many narrowboats and pleasure craft bobbing along the canal as you go.

London Canal Museum highlights

Narrowboat cabin - explore the interior of a wonderfully restored narrowboat cabin 

Ice well - take a look at the ice well used by Carlo Gotti to build his ice cream empire in the 1850s

The stables - step into the recreated stables to learn about the horses employed to pull narrowboats along the canals

Experience London Canal Museum and many other attractions with the All Inclusive Pass.

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Know before you go

Getting in: show your pass at the door for entry.

For more information, visit the London Canal Museum website.

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Where you'll be

Operating hours

Wednesday – Sunday: 10AM- 4:30PM (last admission 4PM)

The museum is also open on bank holiday Mondays.

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Free cancellation

Plans can change, we get it. All non-activated passes are eligible for a refund within 90 days from your purchase date.

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