Each year we celebrate Halloween in partnership with Camden Canals and
Narrowboat Association who offer a trip through Islington Tunnel in a highly
decorated boat. Staff in costume will take part in the event so far as staffing
availability allows. Details of the 2014 event on this page are provisional and
subject to alteration.
Enjoy London Canal Museum on Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th October
A Unique Trip
The Halloween trip is a unique trip through Islington Tunnel at
halloween on board one of London's community narrowboats specially decorated
for the occasion with a friendly witch amongst the crew. Be prepared for some
surprise sights in the darkness of the 193 year old tunnel! You may also meet a
witch on your journey or before or after it! Kids receive sweets on board and a
Places are limited on each trip. Babies are counted even if they are
carried in arms. The Canal Museum Trust sells boat trip places as agent for the
Camden Canals and Narrowboat Association. You are advised to be at the museum
at least 15 minutes before your trip - the boat cannot wait for latecomers.
A unique museum visit (booking not required)
Expect the unexpected as you look around the London
Canal Museum. There will be special activities for children in the museum so
make sure you allow time for these either before or after your boat trip.
(Before if you are catching one of the last boats of the evening). Look out for
horrible sights and listen for screams! Explore the corridor of fear Listen to
horrible noises, and look out for horrible pictures in unexpected places!
If you leave it too late to book for the complete
event including boat trip, or you don't wish to take the boat trip, you will
still be able to visit the museum at usual museum entry charges. Advance
booking is not required for a museum visit without a boat trip.
Our Ghost Story Teller will tell stories in the
museum at 1630, 1730, 1830, 1930 and 2030 on both days. Each story-telling
session lasts about 20 minutes. Prepare for sinister spine-chilling tales that
will make your blood curdle! (to be confirmed)
Our face painter will be painting children's faces
from 1700 to 2100 on both days in the museum.
Spooky Teasure Hunt and more
A spooky-themed treasure hunt will operate - you
might need a torch to look for clues! There will be a cave of fear - dare you
look inside? Do you date feel inside our sensory bags? There are some horrible
things inside them!
Other boat trips
London Canal Museum offers guided tunnel
boat trips on certain Sundays in the summer. These are suitable for adults
and older children. Please check this website for further information. There
are regular trips between Camden and Little Venice operated by commercial
companies. Groups can charter a boat for a tunnel trip of their own. Please see
our Community Narrowboat page and our
Boat Trips on London Canals page.
Timetable 2015 - Provisional
The event will run on Saturday 31st October and Sunday 1st November
2015. The timetable is the same on both days. Boats will depart at 1500, 1510,
1540, 1600, 1610, 1640, 1705 1715, 1745, 1810, 1820, 1850, 1915, 1925, 1955,
2020, 2030, 2100. The boat trip part of your visit lasts about 50 minutes but
you should allow more time that this, both for your museum visit, and because
the trip can sometimes take longer. It is a good idea to book for later trips
rather than earlier trips if you can. The ghosts are shy before it gets