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London Canal Museum, London

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  • August 13, 2017
    Our visit didn't begin auspiciously, since the boat trip through the Islington tunnel which we'd booked had to be cancelled because the boat had broken down, but the (very apologetic) volunteers at th...  more »
  • August 13, 2017
    This little museum is tucked away behind the hustle and bustle of Kings Cross station. I visited on a Saturday afternoon and found it a very interesting way to spend an hour or so, with lots of old ex...  more »
  • August 10, 2017
    This really is 2 small museums in one. The first is about London's Ice trade which flourished in the C19 when this building was used as an Ice House to store ice harvested in Norway. The rest of the m...  more »
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  • Had a good experience working at this museum as a front-desk volunteer while studying in London. Also, good place for those who are going to spend their family outings during summer here in London. For the staff, I miss you all.. Cheers!!
  • If, a year ago, you'd told me i'd be posting a positive review of a tiny museum dedicated to canals...
  • Well worth a visit, a bit off the beaten track. Good exhibits on display and was offered and accepted an oral introduction to the musuem.
  • Great little museum on the canal. An old ice house with plenty of history about that, canals and boats too. Make sure to watch the films which are always playing upstairs. £4 entry fee for adults.
  • The staff and employees here were so friendly, they made me feel like I was being welcomed to my own home haha. The museum is small yet there's so much to explore. There's a ground and first floor gallery. Outside there's a section of canal too. There's also a small souvenir section toward the entrance. One of the best museums I have visited in London and with affordable prices too :) enjoyable for all audiences including those with less mobility.

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