London Canal Museum
12-13 New Wharf Road Kings Cross London N1 9RT 0171 713 0836

The Museum tells the story of London's waterways, and the people who lived and struggled to make a living on them. Visitors can see inside a reconstructed narrowboat cabin, and watch archive film of a journey through London by barge in 1924. The building is a former ice warehouse and the displays cover the trade in imported natural ice, and the history of ice cream, as well as the canals. One of two huge ice wells, uniquely preserved, may be viewed from above.

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Our museum was built as an ice warehouse, but we offer a warm welcome to visitors from all over the world. Take a trip to the days when ice was imported and canals carried heavy cargos. Enjoy your visit

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Close to Kings Cross Station in central London (5 minutes walk). From the station follow York Way, alongside station, then right into Wharfedale Road, then left into New Wharf Road. Some street parking is available north of the canal but public transport is reccommended. Bus routes 10 17 30 45 63 73 91 214 C12. Underground: Kings Cross.

1000 - 1630 Tuesdays to Sundays, all year.

Closed certain days at Christmas.

Easy access to ground floor for wheelchairs. Access to first floor for wheelchairs is difficult - please telephone to discuss.