London Canal Museum
The Canal Museum Trust
12-13 New Wharf Road
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London Canal Museum tells the story of London’s canals, which were once vital arteries of the capital’s trade, and which today are green corridors of leisure through the city. In a waterside former ice warehouse, the museum’s exhibitions also encompass the Victorian trade in natural ice formed by nature and imported using wind power and horse power to keep food and drink cool in 19th century summers. A huge ice well is on view to visitors. One of our exhibitions tells the story of the working horse in London, both on the waterways and the streets.
The museum offers an extensive education programme supporting the National Curriculum and there are occasional boat trips and guided towpath walks on the Regent’s Canal. Visitors can go inside a traditional cabin, and learn about the cargoes, trade and people of the canals and the hard life they once used to lead.