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Children’s school holiday events Monthly illustrated talks Towpath walks Boat trips through the Islington Tunnel
Full details can be found at www.canalmuseum.org.uk/whatson Schools and Groups Museum education is a vital part of a museum’s work, and at London Canal Museum our education resources make learning fun for schools, children, teachers, and parents. The museum has a range of educational activities for all ages. It is also makes a fascinating outing for groups providing an unusual addition to a day or afternoon trip to London. Find out more at www.canalmuseum.org.uk/education or www.canalmuseum.org.uk/groups And when in the area… The King’s Cross area is changing fast. You’ll be surprised at how much there is to see and do. We are just over the basin from Kings Place which houses the first newly built concert hall in London and two art galleries. Find out more by looking at www.visitkingscross.com Temporary Exhibitions The museum features regularly changing temporary exhibitions. Visit us online The museum has a huge range of information available online. Main website: Mobile: Facebook: Twitter:
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Museum shop We sell a wide range of waterways books and guides and canalware gifts.
How to find us • The museum is a short walk from St. Pancras International and King’s Cross mainline and underground stations. • Buses 10, 17, 30, 45, 46, 59, 63, 73, 91, 205, 214, 259, 390 and 476 serve King’s Cross. • Free parking available after 1.30pm Saturdays and all day Sunday. • We are outside the congestion charging zone. Opening hours • 10.00 – 16.30 Tuesdays to Sundays inclusive, last admission 30 minutes before closing. • Also open bank holiday Mondays. • Late opening until 19.30 on the first Thursday of each month. Closed certain days at Christmas/New Year. Admission £4 Adults £3 Senior citizens, unwaged, students (with proof of status) £2 Children (5 – 15) £10 Family ticket (2 adults and up to 3 children, or 1 adult and up to 4 children) Children 4 and under admitted free. School parties and groups by arrangement – group rates by arrangement. Coach parties by appointment only. Unaccompanied children under 14 not admitted. Accessibility We are one of London’s most accessible museums and disabled visitors are very welcome. Facilities include lifts, accessible displays, accessible toilet, handrails and a special audio tour for visually impaired visitors.
LONDON CANAL MUSEUM 12/13 New Wharf Road, King’s Cross, London N1 9RT Main website: www.canalmuseum.org.uk Registered Charity No. 277484
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Events, talks and exhibitions There is plenty going on at the London Canal Museum with an exciting and varied programme of special events. These include:
Discover the story of London’s canals, from the early days as important trade routes, to today’s more leisurely pursuits. Learn about the cargos and canal crafts, the people who strove to make a living on the canals, and the horses that pulled the boats.
Come and explore. . . There’s lots to see at the London Canal Museum in our former ice warehouse built in the 1860s. The building has a great deal of character and interest, and our exhibitions tell two linked stories; the stories of London’s canals, and of the ice trade for which the building was built. • Explore for yourself how people lived and worked on a traditional working narrowboat. • Discover more about the forgotten ice trade in the days before refrigerators, and peer into the museum’s huge ice wells. • View our new exhibition Water and Locks and have a go at getting the boat through the lock gates! • See how horses lived and worked in 19th century London – delivering goods around the streets and pulling the working canal boats. • Find out about the fascinating past of London’s canals – view our map illustrating how the canals developed. • Download a free audio tour of the museum to your mobile or music player before you come. • Activity Zone for children – follow Henrietta Horse on a trail around the museum or build our arch bridge
Hello, I’m Henrietta Horse!