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London Canal Museum
12-13 New Wharf Road King's Cross
London N1 9RT
United Kingdom

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Regent's Canal
London Canal Museum
The Regent's Canall extends across the area just north of central London. It is 8.5 miles or 13 kilometers long. The Regent's Canal was first proposed by Thomas Homer in 1802,... more
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Battlebridge Basin
London Canal Museum
Battlebridge Basin is one of the largest basins along Regent's Canal. It was originally called 'Horsfall Basin,' (after its owner, William Horsfall) and was opened around 1823.... more 
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Model of Ice Cart and Horse
London Canal Museum
This 1890s cart model is painted yellow and black with gold lettering on side, reading: "Carlo Gatti and Stevenson Limited Ice Merchants. Head office 26 Villers Road, Charing... more
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Nosebag
London Canal Museum
This woven nosebag has leather edging and leather straps, which would have been fastened around a horse's nose to feed. A nose bag became important in the 19th century, as... more
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Islington Tunnel
London Canal Museum
Listen to the audio recording for a full history of Islington Tunnel. Islington Tunnel is one of three tunnels along Regent's Canal, the others being Maida Hill Tunnel and... more 
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Crab Winch
London Canal Museum
This crab winch was a hand-operated lifting device, used as a platform hoist on an inclined runway from a street to basement. Winches were designed to increase or decrease the... more
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Lock Paddles from Regent's Canal
London Canal Museum
These lock paddles, made from elm wood with an iron shaft through the centre, were used in the Commercial Road Lock until its removal in 1991, when the paddles were donated to... more
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Painted chest
London Canal Museum
This decorated metal chest has a black base and rows of coloured flowers. This tradition of art emerged in the 1840s, and was supposedly inspired by Continental European art.... more
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The Whip
London Canal Museum
This whip, a light wooden handle with a steel cap, with a leather clip has a whipcord made of cotton. The purpose of the whip was to provide a horse with instructions, whether... more
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Henrietta the Horse
London Canal Museum
Horses were the essential to transport during the Industrial Revolution. Horses were harnessed to tow boats with rope and pulled cargo along the tow path, which ran parallel... more 
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