21 June 2014

SCI London Group Social Event: Canal Boat Museum Visit

Organised by:

SCI's London Group

London Canal Museum, London, UK

Registration Closed

This event is no longer available for registration.

Synopsis

The London Group has arranged an exclusive visit of the London Canal Boat Museum along with a guided walk along to the Canal tow path to Camden.

At the London Canal Museum you can see inside a narrowboat cabin, learn about the history of London's canals, about the cargoes carried, the people who lived and worked on the waterways, and the horses that pulled their boats. Peer down into the unique heritage of a huge Victorian ice well used to store ice imported from Norway and brought by ship and canal boat to be stored. This unique waterways museum is housed in a former ice warehouse built in about 1862-3 for Carlo Gatti, the famous ice cream maker, and features the history of the ice trade and ice cream as well as the canals.

There are two themes in this unusual London museum. London's canals have a fascinating past and you will learn not only how they came to be built but about the lives of the workers, the cargoes, horses and how canals work.

The day includes a two course lunch and a drink at a nearby Italian restaurant (registered delegates will be contacted for menu choices). This event has limited spaces, so book early to avoid disappointment. This is a great opportunity to network with fellow members and their guests in a relaxed setting.

For more information on the museum visit http://www.canalmuseum.org.uk/

Open to SCI members and their guests. The deadline for bookings and chosen menu options is 7 June 2014.


Programme

Day 1

11:00
Arrive at Canal Museum. Introductory talk given by member of staff. Explore the museum at your leisure
13:00
Lunch
15:00
Back to Museum for guided walk down the canal tow path to Camden
16:30
End

Venue and Contact

London Canal Boat Museum

12-13 New Wharf Road 
London, N1 9RT

 

Claire Skipper

Tel: 01959 573377

Email: claire.skipper@ucl.ac.uk


Fees
£11 per person

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