Canal Museum
Maritime Museums

London Canal Museum

Carlo Gatti’s Victorian Ice House is now home to the London Canal Museum where you can view the Ice storage areas, London Canal waterways and Narrowboats history. If you’ve always wanted to find out more about London’s canals and the vessels and people associated with them, there’s certainly no better place than the London Canal Museum.

Narrow Boat Photo

Step inside a real-life narrowboat cabin for the ultimate experience, and discover just where the ice was kept in Victorian times after being imported from Norway by ship and canal boat.

This famous museum is situated in an old ice warehouse built around 1862. Carlo Gatti was well-known for his ice-cream at the time, and owned the warehouse. The museum appropriately contains stories of the ice import and ice cream trade that was carried on alongside the canals.

Moored Canal Boats

The museum has two main themes, so there is plenty of opportunity to learn much of London’s waterside based history. Apart from learning just how the canals were built in the city, you can also discover plenty of interesting facts about the workers, local people, horses and cargo which was carried up and down the waters.

The main purpose of the museum is to tell the story of London’s canals; however, you can learn a lot about the ice industry too. Located near King’s Cross, it’s easy to visit using public transport. Children and adults alike can expect a great day out at this fascinating museum.

Address :
London Canal Museum
12-13 New Wharf Road