London Canal Museum

London Canal Museum details the history of London's canals and inland waterways, from their use as trade routes to today's more leisurely pursuits.

See inside a narrowboat cabin, learn about the history of London's canals, about the cargoes carried, the people who lived and worked on the waterways, and the horses that pulled their boats. Peer down into a huge Victorian ice well used to store ice imported from Norway and brought by ship and canal boat to be stored.

The museum is housed in a former ice warehouse built in about 1862-3 for Carlo Gatti, the famous ice cream maker, and features the history of the ice trade and ice cream as well as the canals.

Opening Hours
Tuesday to Sunday plus Bank Holiday Monday from 10am until 4.30pm.
Closed on Mondays.

London Canal Museum
New Wharf Road
King's Cross

Location Map

+44 (0)20 7713 0836

Getting There
From the front of King's Cross mainline station, turn left and walk alongside the station, down York Way. Carry on until you see a traffic island in the middle of the road with a right turn, this is Wharfdale Road. Follow Wharfdale Road until you see New Wharf Road on the left - we are a few yards along it on the left. From King's Cross Thameslink, exit from the station, cross the road and walk straight down the road opposite. Keep straight on and you will reach Wharfdale Road.

Nearest Tube / Rail Station
Kings Cross

Bus Routes
10, 17, 30, 45, 46, 63, 73, 91, 214, 259, A2, C12

Wheelchair access and disabled facilities are available, although there are some restrictions on accessibility.