London Canal Museum

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12-13 New Wharf Road King's Cross
Greater London
N1 9RT

London Canal Museum tells the story of London's canals, their people, cargoes, and the horses which pulled their boats.

Further information

Opening Hours:

Tues-Sun 1000-1630 Last entry 1600 Open bank holiday Mondays Late opening to 1930 1st Thusday of each month. Closed: 24-26 December, 31st December, Mondays (except bank holidays)


Adults £5.00 Senior Citizens (60 and over), £4.00 Students, Unemployed £4.00 with identity Children 5-15 £2.50 Family 2A+2C or 1A+3C £12.50


  • Museums Association
  • English Heritage

Travel directions:

King's Cross is one of the biggest transport interchanges in Europe and is just a 5 minute walk from the museum. Bus 17, 91(northbound), 59(southbound), 259(northbound), 390(southbound) stop in Wharfdale Road, a 2 minute walk from us.

Upcoming events:

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Facilities and services


  • Toilets
  • Baby changing facilities
  • Children's play area
  • Education facilities available
  • Facilities for private functions and events
  • Library
  • Mail order service available
  • Meeting room available
  • Object study facilities available (enquire in advance)
  • Parking for disabled available
  • Picnic area
  • Reception and lunch facilities for educational groups
  • Research facilities for academics
  • Shop
  • Study facilities
  • Toilets for disabled
  • Wheelchair access to all public areas
  • Wheelchairs available for loan

Facilities information:

Free mooring for visitors arriving by boat during their visit. Overnight mooring (fee payable) - book overnight in advance if possible.


  • Adult lectures and courses held
  • Audio guides specifically for blind and partially sighted people
  • Braille information and/or interpretation
  • Brochure or leaflet available with directions to museum
  • Direct teaching services for schools
  • Events and resources for children and families
  • Events/teaching/resources for people with disabilities
  • General audio-guide available
  • General guide to collections available
  • Information point provided
  • Large print information and/or interpretation
  • Loan service
  • Member of staff available with responsibility for education
  • Object identification and/or written enquiry service
  • Pre-booking service for groups
  • Primary school education service available
  • Printed/audio-visual information available for schools
  • Secondary school education service available
  • Specialist publications on collections available
  • Touch exhibits

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