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The London Canal Museum tells the story of London's canals, their people, cargoes, and the horses that pulled their boats. The museum features exhibits related to: trade and commerce, social history, industry, land transport, decorative art, archives, inland waterways, costume and textiles and science and technology. Key themes, people and exhibits in the museum include: horse power - London's working horses, lifting, handling, weighing, the ice trade & ice wells, The Regent's Canal, canal costume, canal life, Bantam tug, canal art and boats. The museum also features the Victorian trade in natural ice, for which the building was built.

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London Canal Museum
12-13 New Wharf Road
King's Cross
N1 9RT London

Museum type(s)

Science & Technology History & Anthropology


Local Miscellaneous Industrial heritage

Visitor information

Opening hours

Monday Closed
Tuesday 10:00 am – 04:30 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am – 04:30 pm
Thursday 10:00 am – 04:30 pm
Friday 10:00 am – 04:30 pm
Saturday 10:00 am – 04:30 pm
Sunday 10:00 am – 04:30 pm

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5 - 15 £2.50
Adults £5.00
Seniors £4.00
Students £4.00
Unwaged £4.00
Family £12.50


Family ticket includes 1 adult and up to 4 children, or 2 adults and up to 3 children.

More admission


  • Coffee

  • Museum shop

  • Wheelchair accessible

  • Child friendly

  • Audio tour

  • Credit card


12-13 New Wharf Road, London, England


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