Advice on searching the site
- These tips are the result of study of the reports produced by Freefind. It
is hoped that they will make it easier for you to find what you want, and to
know what is unlikely to be here.
- This search facility only searches the London Canal Museum site, it does
not search the Internet.
- Check your spelling! Some common words which are misspelled are: Canal (NOT
Canel) Regent's (not Regents)
- Remember that this is the LONDON Canal Museum. We do not have much
information on canals outside of the United Kingdom, or in other parts of the
U.K. However we do have links to other UK Canal
Museums, and to many other sites on our links
- It is better to enter a few keywords, not a complete sentence. For example
if you are searching for information about the Grand Junction Canal it would be
best to enter "Grand Junction" rather that "The Grand Junction
Canal in 1801"
- This is not a natural language search facility so don't enter long phrases
such as "where will I find information about the Croydon Canal"
- Boolean expressions can be used to be more precise. For example
"history AND Union" would help you find the history of the Grand
Union Canal without also finding the Union Canal Museum. "History OR
Union" will find any page containing either word. However the little box
provides a more convenient way to do this.
- We are not a maritime museum, you won't find information about ships here.
- If you do not find what you are looking for the first time, try entering it
again but USE DIFFERENT WORDS. Don't enter the same thing again unless you want
the same result. For example if you entered "Hanwell Flight" and
found nothing, try "Hanwell Locks"
- A common problem is when people have the name of something incorrectly and
are searching for it. For example someone searched for "Tottenham
Canal". The Lee Navigation runs through the London district called
Tottenham, so that's probably what was being looked for but not found. Check
the name if in doubt.
- If you are looking for information about other London museums or
attractions, try our links page. However, this site is not a general guide to
- There is a page of general advice about moorings but we are not an
accommodation agency and cannot help you find a boat to live on.
If you have problems finding something you think is here, you can always
e-mail the webmaster
A useful resource is the specialist search site
Boatr which uses the Google search engine
to search UK boat and waterways related websites.
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