London Canal Museum

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London Canal Museum
London Canal Museum TQ3083.jpg
Established 1992
Location King's Cross, London, England
Type Transport museum
Visitors 16,000
Public transit access King's Cross Northern roundel1.PNG H&c roundel.PNG Circle roundel1.PNGMetropolitan roundel1.PNGPiccadilly roundel1.PNGVictoria roundel1.PNG
Website www.canalmuseum.org.uk

London Canal Museum in the King's Cross area of London, England, is a regional museum that displays information about the history of London's canals.

History[edit]

The museum was opened in 1992.[1] It is housed in a Victorian ice warehouse that was used by Carlo Gatti.[2] The building was constructed between 1862 and 1863 to house ice imported from Norway by ship and canal barge.[2] There are two preserved ice wells under the building, one of which may be viewed from the public area of the museum.[2]

Exhibitions and activities[edit]

The exhibitions cover all aspects of the UK's waterways. The museum runs monthly evening illustrated talks, summer activities for families, guided towpath walks and guided trips through the Islington Tunnel.[3] The museum sponsors two boats at the National Waterways Museum that are part of the national collection. The London Canal Museum provides financial support to the Boat Museum Society, a voluntary body which works with the National Waterways Museum on the restoration and maintenance of historic boats. The two boats sponsored by London Canal Museum are Ferrett and Ilkeston.[4]

Location[edit]

The museum is situated in the King's Cross area of London, on the Regent's Canal. Battlebridge Basin is accessible from the rear of the museum. It is a five-minute walk to King's Cross London Underground station.[5]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Regent's Canal". Retrieved 9 February 2014. 
  2. ^ a b c "The Canal Museum". Retrieved 9 February 2014. 
  3. ^ "What's on". Retrieved 9 February 2014. 
  4. ^ "Sponsorship of historic boats". Retrieved 9 February 2014. 
  5. ^ "Find us". Retrieved 9 February 2014. 

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Coordinates: 51°32′02″N 0°07′13″W / 51.5339°N 0.1204°W / 51.5339; -0.1204