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The Canal Museum in London is a fascinating museum based in an original London Ice warehouse on the regents canal right in the heart of the city.

As well as its usual exhibitions it also holds many other events throughout the year such as talks, special exhibitions and late night opening events.

This page will help to keep you up to date with all the latest events taking place. Subscribe to our RSS feed of free Monthly newsletter to be kept informed.

Events and Exhibitions at the Canal Museum

Little Italy

This small exhibition tells the story of the Italian Speaking community who came to London in the 19th century looking for work. 

Until summer 2013.

An Inland Voyage The 1940s Canal Photography of Robert Longden 

Until 28th February 2013

Photograpa taken by Robert Longden (1879-1957), a Coventry factory worker.

This exhibition reveals his enchantment with – and empathy for – the last generation that lived and worked the inland waterways up until the early 1950s

Olympic Waterways

Showing the past of the waterways around the new Olympic Park. The area around the park was once very industrial and is now a place for leisure. A story of decline and resurrection. 

Torch Relay Day

26th July - The Olympic Torch will pose for pictures outside the museum at 07.58am There will be lots of events during the day including:

a massed choir who will perform 0730.

At 08.02am there will be a display of dancing by dancers from Saddlers Wells Theatre.

Museum entry will be free from the special early opening at 0800 until 1300. Normal admission charges apply after 1300.

Other activities include short boat trips at £2 adult, £1 child, lasting about 20 minutes at frequent intervals through out the day. Activities for children during the morning including ice cream making and lace plate making.

Guided Towpath Walk from the museum to Camden Town.

2nd August - Leaves at 7.30pm, cost £8.50 including museum entry, £5.50 for walk only. £1 off if booked online in advance. 

Talk - An evening of old waterway videos by David Tucker

2nd February 2012 - starts 7:30pm

David Tucker is a collector of film about our inland waterways. This talk and video showing will bring together a selection of his collection and will draw attention to the diversity of the inland waterways.

Talk - The Avon Navigation by Roger Clay.

5th April

The Avon Navigation was one of the earlier river navigations but fell into decay over the years. This talk is about how Douglas Barwell, David Hutchings and others managed to reopen a section of it and their continuing efforts to reopen more of the navigation.

Trips - Trip Into Spring. A day of boat trips and children's activities 

10th April

A day of children's activities such as a boat trip, craft activities and an Easter Egg hunt.

There are two sessions lasting 2 hours each, 10.30am and 1:30pm.

An accompanying adult must remain in the museum with the child, and must accompany him or her on the boat.

Price: £4 per child. Adults pay the museum's normal admission charges of £4

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