The London Canal Museum documents the history of the capital's canals. Book your ticket in advance to visit this fascinating attraction.
This museum tells the story not only of the capital's waterways, the people who built them and worked on them, but also of the ice cream craft! The museum building is a former ice warehouse that belonged to a well-respected ice-cream maker in the 19th century. You can see a large Victorian ice well used to store ice brought in from Norway, as well as a delicious visual history of ice-cream making.
The museum has particuarly interesting exhibits on the ice cargo trade and ice-cream making. Visitors can also see the inside of a narrowboat canal cabin and discover the history of Canal Craft, the use of horse power and see an old map of the London Waterways.
London Canal Museum
12-13 New Wharf Road, London N1 9RT
Tuesday - Sunday 10.00 - 16.30; Open until 19.30 on the first Thursday of every month. Last admission is 30 minutes before closing.
Closed on Mondays, except Bank Holidays.
Closed: 24th-27th December and Monday 31st December.
A super day out for kids
We decided to visit the london canal museum with our two boys ( aged 7 and 9 )and it was an absolute hit. The boys loved the visual and interactive aspect of seeing all the different boats- it was great to see them enjoying something educational. They also loved the old-skool hot chocolate machine- at 70p no complaints from us! It was really good when going with kids to have the tickets all sorted in advance. Would definitely use Divento for our next trip