Special Event

Ice Sunday Weekend

20 - 21 July 2024
10.00 - 16.30

The museum’s annual Ice Sunday Weekend, with the once-a-year unique experience of a descent into the historic Victorian ice wells

Discover the story of how ice was cut in Norway and sent by sailing ship to London’s Limehouse Docks, then onward by canal boat to the 1860s ice warehouse that is now home to the London Canal Museum, and then descend deep into our historic Ice Wells for a guided tour.

Ice Sunday will also feature a building tour by their engineering historian, and further illustrated talks on the ice trade and the building’s original owner the incredible entrepreneur Carlo Gatti, from our expert volunteers. Also see (and taste!) the pre-refrigeration ice cream method developed by another ice vanguard of the Victorian age, Mrs Marshall.

Islington Tunnel boat trips will also be running all day for a second underground experience (Sunday only), early booking is advised.

For those unable, or choosing not to do Sunday's descent, all the other activities are available at no extra cost. For a small charge, you can take a canal boat trip around King's Cross and envisage the ice import trade from the water.

Art Pass discounts apply to general admission only. Boat trips and ice well descents are not subject to the Art Pass discount

This listing is supplied by one of our museum partners and is not moderated by Art Fund.

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London Canal Museum

London Canal Museum, 12-13 New Wharf Road, London, N1 9RT
020 7713 0836

Opening times

Tues - Sun 10:00 - 16:30 and most Bank Holidays

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