What's on at the London Canal Museum

Walks, talks, boat trips, and more

What's On

Whilst restrictions related to coronavirus remain in place, there are no physical events in the museum. The museum is currently open limited days - see Admissions Page.

Our programme of illustrated talks, on the first Thursday evening of each month, continues online and will remain online until we are able to resume illustrated talks in the museum and audiences are happy to come to them. Some of our Illustrated Talks are available to watch again on YouTube (youtube.com/canalmuseum. Usually the talks are also broadcast live on Facebook (facebook.com/canalmuseum). The Zoom link for each talk will be added to this page around 3 to 4 weeks before the event.

Illustrated Talks

Availability of speakers and technical issues could result in late changes to the programme

A short narrowboat entering the mouth of Islington Tunnel on one of our guided tours.

Temporary Exhibitions

Children's Holiday Activities

Holiday activities for children are suspended and resumption will depend on government guidance regarding social distancing being withdrawn.

Tunnel Boat Trips

We hope to re-start a limited programme of guided tunnel boat trips when possible but this will only be possible once social distancing is no longer required.

Full List of Events

Date Event
2021 dates
All dates Talks are currently held online using Zoom.
7th October 2021 Illustrated talk: Braunston - canal age transport hub by John Pomfret. The canals crossroad which provided a hub for the network. Braunston was the home of many canal people. Online, free of charge. Registration Link
4th November 2021 Illustrated talk: Foodie on French Canals Di now spends most of the year on French canals. She and her partner travel along French waterways using their boat as the base to provide tuition about enjoying French cuisine. She will tell us about this lifestyle.
2nd December 2021 Illustrated talk: South of the River, London's Cradle of Power by Jeremy Batch. The world's most powerful warship, a high voltage power station, the largest palace in Europe, an observatory, Naval college, London's first steam railway, and London's own nuclear reactor have all - at one time or another - been found along the south bank of the Thames in Greenwich, Woolwich and Deptford. Jeremy will tell us about these and many other 'firsts'.
6th January 2022 Illustrated talk: Port of London Authority Freight Update by James Trimmer. James is responsible at the Port of London Authority for the development of freight on the River Thames. Over recent years new port developments have provided the opportunity to increase traffic on London's waterways. James updates us on progress.

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