London Canal Museum

London Canal Museum tells the story of London's canals, their people, horses, boats and cargoes, on two floors in a waterside building dating from the 1860s, when it was built as an ice warehouse. Two large underground ice wells are beneath the ground floor and visitors can peer down into one of them. The story of the Victorian trade in natural ice is also told. The exhibitions cover canal life, the ice trade, the tradition of "roses and castles" canal art, the history of the Regent's Canal, the horses that pulled boats and ice carts, and how canals work and are supplied with water.


  • Water point(s)
  • Refuse disposal
  • Refuse recycling
  • Electric charging point
  • Wi-Fi / internet connection
  • Toilets



New Wharf Road
King's Cross
Greater London
N1 9RT

Disability Access Information

The museum is fully accessible to disabled visitors. There is a special audio tour for visually-impaired visitors, and Braille and tactile signage is in use. Sub-titles and transcripts are provided for hearing-impaired people and at reception an induction loop is available. Wheelchair users and those with limited mobility may use the lifts to access both floors. A ramp is provided at the rear entrance and the front entrance is level. Power doors are provided to both entrances. A virtual tour of the cabin of Coronis is available to those unable to squeeze inside this tiny living space.

  • Path slope no steeper than 1 in 10
  • Paths wider than 1 metre
  • No steps or barriers
  • Intact compact path surfaces with only slight irregularities, neat edges, drains immediately