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 open to visitors on limited days every week (re-starting 4th December) - 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.

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 for the remainder of 2020. We hope to have a full programme in 2021.

Tunnel Boat Trips

We regret that there will be no boat trips in 2020

Full List of Events

Date Event
December 2020
3rd December 2020 Illustrated talk: Revolution at Limehouse: The Power of Water by Jeremy Batch. What connects Limehouse Basin, Tower Bridge, the USS Enterprise and a National Trust property in Northumberland? All made use of hydraulic machinery developed by Joseph Bramah, Sir William Armstrong and others, including the jigger (which is not a weevil), the hydraulic motor and the weight-loaded accumulator. To see working examples of Armstrong's hydraulic lifts you should visit Cragside (NT), his house in Northumberland, which was also the first in the world to be lit by hydroelectricity. But at Limehouse Basin you can still see one of his hydraulic accumulator towers (one of the best surviving examples in Britain,) which once drove the cranes, capstans, lock gates and bridges of the Regent's Canal Dock. Will be held online with Zoom. Registrastion link: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_EuhI9g7NTFqGUzIEV83FMA
2021 dates
All dates Talks will resume in the museum when possible. Until that becomes possible and a realistic option, talks will be held online using Zoom. Like everyone else, we are unable to say when we will be able to resume meetings in the museum.
7th January 2021 Illustrated talk: Boating in Europe by Ana Reis and Hamish Campbell. After living on the London Canals for 4 years, Hamish and Ana crossed the channel to France to circumnavigate Europe's inland waterways. Since leaving London they've done 5000km on Europe's Inland Waterways travelling at 8km per hour from London to the Black Sea. Over 3 years the voyage has encompassed 8 different rivers and 17 canals throughout 9 countries. They've passed 501 locks, 7 lift or swing bridges and 5 tunnels.They were living off-grid using solar and wind power, whilst preferring wild moorings to conventional marine facilities. Registration Link https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_ZPv5yLMqTomIVvQqNQkMGA
4th February 2021 Illustrated talk: Port of London Authority Freight Update by James Trimmer
4th March 2021 Illustrated talk: The Shroppie by Peter Brown
1st April 2021 Illustrated talk: The Manchester Ship Canal by Richard Thomas
6th May 2021 Illustrated talk: Waterway Park for All - the Bedford to Milton Keynes Link by Steve Ashley
3rd June 2021 Illustrated talk: To be announced
1st July 2021 Illustrated talk: To be announced
2nd September 2021 Illustrated talk: To be announced
7th October 2021 Illustrated talk: To be announced
4th November 2021 Illustrated talk: Foodie on French Canals by Di Murrell

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