London: London Canal Museum (Attractions)

London: London Canal Museum (Attractions)

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Nearest Station: King’s Cross St. Pancras
Address: 12 New Wharf Road, London, N1 9RT
Entry price: Adults – £4, Children – £2, Concessions – £3, Family – £10
Typical opening hours: Open Tuesday to Sunday from 10:00 to 16:30. Late closing on the first Thursday of each month at 19:30. Closed on Mondays, except bank holiday Mondays. Last admission is 30 minutes before closing.
Phone: 0207 713 0836

Fans of waterways and canals will enjoy this place. The London Canal Museum tells the story of the creation of London’s canals in the late 18th century.

See what the living conditions were like on board the canal boats, how important they were for transporting cargo, how their use declined, and how subsequently they became seen as a form of leisure. Learn how locks work and more with the interactive exhibitions.

The museum’s second theme is ice – you can learn how resourceful the Victorians were with it.

Finally, the museum runs canal boat trips with commentary through the Islington Tunnel on Regent’s Canal. These are an extra £4 or so per person on top of museum admission, and run on select dates – check the website for details. Pre-booking for boat trips is highly recommended; this can be done online. Other picturesque canal trips (not inside the tunnel) also operate from Camden to Little Venice run by private operators.


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