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Victorian Ice Makers

Girl's velvet suit England, Great Britain (made) Date: 1855-1860 (made) Artist/Maker: Unknown (production) Materials and Techniques: Velvet with fringe Credit Line: Given by Miss Passmore Museum number: T.138&A-1961

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Among London’s many, many weird and wonderful museums, the London Canal Museum near Primrose Hill surely stands out as one of the most niche attractions in the capital. Housed in a former Victorian ice-warehouse built for famous ice-cream maker Carlo Gatti, it was once the drop-off spot for canal boats bringing cargoes of ice from Norway to London in the 1800s.

Six great things (and more) to do in King’s Cross, London

London Canal Museum The Museum gives an extraordinary insight into Victorian London when the canals were first created and you and you can take a look inside a narrow boat, learn about the cargoes carried on the boats and the horses that pulled them. The museum also has a genuine Victorian ice well where imported Norwegian Ice was stored after arrival before being sold to wealthy Londoners and even an early Ice-cream Maker!

Among London’s many, many weird and wonderful museums, the London Canal Museum near Primrose Hill surely stands out as one of the most niche attractions in the capital. Housed in a former Victorian ice-warehouse built for famous ice-cream maker Carlo Gatti, it was once the drop-off spot for canal boats bringing cargoes of ice from Norway to London in the 1800s.