The London Museum where you can see inside a
narrowboat cabin, learn about the history of London's canals, about the cargoes
carried, the people who lived and worked on the waterways, and the horses that
pulled their boats. Peer down into the unique heritage of a huge Victorian ice
well used to store ice imported from Norway and brought by ship and canal boat
to be stored. This unique waterways museum is housed in a former ice warehouse
built in about 1862-3 for Carlo Gatti, the famous ice cream maker, and features
the history of the ice trade and ice cream as well as the canals.
There are two themes at London Canal Museum. London's canals
have a fascinating past and you will learn not only how they came to be built
but about the lives of the workers, the cargoes, horses and how canals work. We
are a waterways museum first and foremost, but also an industrial museum
telling the story of the ice industry in London. It is the only London museum
of inland waterways and is situated at King's Cross, an accessible central
location. It is suitable for adults and children and it is fully accessible to
all visitors. Open Tuesdays to Sundays and bank holiday Mondays.
London Canal Museum, 12-13 New Wharf Road, London, N1 9RT Tel: 020 7713 0836. Registered Charity no. 277484
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