External Links

A selection of relevant links

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Waterway and Museum links

The following are other waterway, Museum, and related sites or local interest sites you might wish to visit. If you find that there is a problem with any of these sites or you would like to suggest a new site to be added to the list, please tell us

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Waterway sites

The Boat Museum Society The society that created the Boat Museum at Ellesmere Port, that is now the National Waterways Museum. The Society continues to be highly active in working to support the N.W.M. and in practical work to preserve the historic boat collection.

The Canal Boat Project - a charity offering canal boat holidays and trips for dsabled people, based on the river Stort

Lee and Stort - a detailed report of research into locks and lock keepers on those navigations by Richard Thomas

Buckingham Canal Society

Wey and Arun Canal - Website of the route to Portsmouth under restoration

Portsmouth to London Canal - a website about the canals forming the link from Portsmouth to London

George's Canal Boating in the UK Europe Extensive waterway site

The Waterway Recovery Group Volunteer practical action group restoring our waterway heritage

London WRG - London branch of the Waterway Recovery Group

KESCRG - Kent based national waterway restoration group

British Waterways - British Waterways is the public body which owns and manages the majority of UK Canals.

Waterscape - a website from British Waterways covering leisure and tourism opportunities on the waterways

River Thames Sites - interesting locations in the esturial Thames

The Inland Waterways Association - 50 years of campaigning for the inland waterways!

Canalia - An on-line canal magazine

Canals and Rivers Magazine - Website of the printed magazine

Canal Boat and Inland Waterways Magazine - Website of the printed magazine

National Canal Museum, USA

Hind Hart narrowboat hotels

Mike Clarke's Home Page - A waterway miscellany

Grindley Brook- canal village

David Kitching's Page- A miscellany on the canals of the north west of England

Association of Waterway Cruising Clubs - The national body representing boat clubs.

National Association of Boat Owners. - Representative body for boat owners

South Midland Water Carrying Company - Carrying freight on the waterways is still alive! Includes history of carrying.

Angel Canal Festival- The annual September waterside event held beside the Regent's Canal in Islington.

Life on a Narrowboat - in this case on the river Cam near Cambridge. Lots of information about living afloat.

Canal Junction - A huge canal site with lots of graphics and information about canals and their history and life

Rickmansworth Waterways Trust - Restoration of a boat called Roger, and a small visitor centre.

Kennet and Avon Canal Trust- including information about the K A Canal

River Severn Tales- stories and information about the river Severn

London Canals - an extensive detailed website of information about London canals, both historic and present day

Barge Association- for those interested in wide beamed Dutch barges

Historic Narrowboat Owners Club - for those interested in historic boats

Wilts and Berks Canal Trust- working for the Wilts and Berks Canal

Mikron Theatre Company - Official website of the Mikron Theatre Company

Keepers' Lock - a West Country canal theatre group, who produced the in-cabin mini-drama recording used in the Coronis

The Waterway Liaison Service - co-ordinating canal related events between organisations

The Linlithgow Union Canal Society - promoting Scotland's Union Canal

The Shardlow Heritage Centre, in Derbyshire - the story of a canal transhipment port

The Basingstoke Canal- comprehensive site about the beautiful Basingtoke

Telford - a site about the Telford area with extensive coverage of the area's canal history.

The Black and White - about the Lancaster Canal

Steev's Canal Pages - a good guide for canal beginners

Jim Shead's site - a great deal of useful background including comprehensive booklist, maps, articles, glossary, and more

St. Pancras Cruising Club - the flourishing boat club just a mile along the Regent's Canal from the museum

Inland Waterways Association of Ireland- campaigning for the inland waterways of the emerald isle

Residential Boat Owners' Association - the site for information about residential boating

Pennine Waterways - The Huddersfield (Narrow and Broad), Ashton, Peak Forest, Rochdale, Canals, and latest news on the great Huddersfield Canal restoration project.

UK Sailing Index Primarily for sea-going enthusiasts but some useful links and sections all the same

The Grantham Canal - the Official site of the canal, under restoration

The Grantham Canal - Images of the Grantham Canal

The D H Historical Society - USA Canal Museum site with the URL www.canalmuseum.org

Getafloat.com News, boats for sale and a directory of marine businesses in the UK

Waterways Directory Logo The Waterways Directory - a guide to a wide range of waterways facilities and services, holidays etc

Lee Valley Park Authority - with many waterside features.

UK Canals - a comprehensive general canal site

Driffield Navigation Amenities Association - promoting the Driffield Navigation

Wessex narrowboats - boat hire in the west

Steam Narrowboat President - a sight often to be seen at festivals around the system

The Railway and Canal Historical Society - an organisation for people with an interest in railway and canal history.

The Foxton Inclined Plain Trust - working to restore the Foxton inclined place in Leicestershire, including a museum.

Lee Valley Boat Centre - Canal boat hire in north east London on the Lee Navigation.

The Dudley Canal Trust - caring for the Dudley Canal in the West Midlands

Peter Marshall's photos - Includes some 1979 pictures of the former coal shutes on the Regent's Canal

Life Saving Awards Research Society- a site about awards which includes historical records with many canal cases.

Claverton Pumping Station - a wonderful relic of canal water supply on the Kennet and Avon Canal

London Canals Towpath Guide by Mike Lennox, a very good, detailed guide for walkers and boaters.

Rod Beavan's canal pages - with a section on canal songs, a topic not much covered elsewhere.

Ruislip Lido Railway - Why is this miniature railway in the waterway links? See their history page!

The Bargemen - great site for research and geneology

Ladyline Hotel Boats - Luxury cruising by hotel boat in the midlands and south of England

Just Canals - a wide ranging site about UK Inland waterways

Tug44 - Explore the canals of New York, USA

Canal Cuttings - Online canal magazine

Grand Union Canal Bridges - a photo-reference

Another Photograph - a photomovie slide show of atmospheric pictures taken on the Regent's Canal

When London Became an Island - walking guide related to book of the same title, on the Regent's Canal

River Thames Guide - a guide to the river and what's on around it from sea to source

Living on a Boat - a guide to many of the issues to be considered when living afloat

Cool Canals - Waterways guidebooks and online leisure guide

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Ice Trade Sites

Ice ponds of Norway


Museum Sites - London's non-waterway Museums

Kew Bridge Steam Museum - Steam power for water supply - a working steam and water supply museum

The Geffrye Museum - Museum of English domestic interiors

The Museum of London - Large Museum of London's history

National Maritime Museum - for those liking seagoing boats

The Cutty Sark - Famouse tea clipper ship

Florence Nightingale Museum - telling the story of the famous hospital reformer

Victoria and Albert Museum - One of London's major national Museums

Sir John Soane's Museum - the famous architect who left his collection for the benefit of the public

Royal Air Force Museum - Hendon. Large Museum of military aviation

The Ragged School Museum - by the canal in east London - a museum of 19th century life and education in East London.

The British Museum - Grandfather of museums - the British Museum is within walking distance of London Canal Museum

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Imperial War Museum - one of London's major national museums

London's Transport Museum - the story of the capital's public transport systems

The Fan Museum - in Greenwich, a collection of fans in a beautiful building

The Grange Museum - local history in north west London

The Garden Museum - covering the story of gardens

The Dickens House Museum - not far from London Canal Museum - where the great author lived

The Horniman Museum - The world, its people, their cultures, its environment - in south London

Church Farmhouse Museum - a charming country farmhouse with fascinating original kitchen, plus temporary exhibitions, in north London.

Manor Park Museum - telling the story of East London

The Dungeons - logo- The London Dungeon

Museum of Culinary History and Alimentation - a proposed museum not yet in existence

London Motorcycle Museum - a century of motorcycling

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Museum Organisations and Miscellaneous

Association of Independent Museums (London Canal Museum is a Member)

The Museums Association (Professional body for Museum personnel)

International Council of Museums - UK - Professional international body

The Victorian Web - excellent history site covering many aspects of the Victorian era

The Greater London Industrial Archaeology Society

UK250 - a comprehensive guide to quality websites including a "narrowboat" section

London City of Science - a fascinating guide to some of the scientists and scientific advances of the capital

UK Insurance, for pets, horses, caravans, weddings, golf, cycles, students, musical and photographic equipment, from EL Insurance Support the museum using this link

Culture 24 Comprehensive portal for petty well every Registered/Accredited UK Museum, sponsored by the Department for Culture Media and Sport

Museums Libraries and Archives Council- The official body providing support to UK museums libraries archives and galleries

Cornucopia- the database for museums with designated collections

Association for Industrial Archaeology - Organisation for those interested in industrial history

Eye Revolution - creators of the museum's virtual cabin tour for wheelchair users

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Local Sites in and around King's Cross

Visit King's Cross - Tourist attractions of King's Cross

King's Cross London- Local information, what's on, and more

King's Cross Access - the campaign for a bridge over the station approach to maintain access for the local community

London Borough of Islington - The local government body for the area in which the museum is situated.

The British Library - this great epicentre of British culture is very close to the Museum

Islington.org.uk - another local community website for the Islington area of London

Camden Lock NetComprehensive site on Camden and its market and other attractions

Camden Town Online - Local Camden information

Camden Markets - with beautiful designs and map!

Camden Lock Market - The famous market at Camden, beside Camden locks, in fact there is no lock called "Camden Lock"!

Islington Chamber of Commerce- Local business association

Candid Arts Trust - Exhibition gallery

Crafts Council - Exhibition gallery, library, shop, cafe

The Scala - King's Cross dance, film, art venue

Clerkenwell and Islington Guides Association - local guided tours and guides for groups

King's Cross Online - A directory of local links and places

King's Cross Central - the developers of the huge King's Cross Central site north of the station

Regent Quarter - The other major redevelopment project which will trnsform the area east of the station

Camley Street Natural Park - a haven for wildlife and an educational resource beside the canal

King's Cross mainline station - official site

St. Pancras International Station - official site

Voluntary Action Islington - promoting and supporting the voluntary sector

Camden Railway Heritage Trust - an excellent site explaining the history of the canal and railway archeology of the Camden Town area

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Newsgroups

The following are Usenet Newsgroups of potential interest to users of this site:

uk.rec.waterways (covering inland waterways in the UK)

uk.culture.museums (covering museums in the UK)

alt.food.ice-cream (covering ice cream internationally)

uk.food+drink.misc (covering ice cream and food generally in the UK)

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AboutBritain.com - An online guide to Great Britain

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