Advice for boaters

The museum has space for two full-length narrowboats to moor temporarily. These are mooring spaces for boats bringing people to or from the museum. If you are cruising the Regent's Canal you are welcome to moor free of charge whilst visiting the museum and for a short time before or after your visit, e.g. enough time to drink your coffee. However you cannot leave the boat - the mooring needs to be vacated for use by others. It may sometimes be reserved for trip boats, school trips, groups etc. In summary, when the museum is open you cannot moor except for the purpose of visiting the museum.

We are located in Battlebridge Basin. The basin is just west of Islington Tunnel. Turn into it and we are close to the end, on the left. Be careful not to catch the chains or lines that are in the water to assist in mooring other boats.

Overnight mooring is possible and space may be booked in advance by telephone or e-mail.There is a charge of £10 per night per boat. Water and electricity are available at no extra cost and we will accept a small pair of bags of rubbish, which have to be separated into recyclables (glass, plastic bottles, clean paper/card, and cans) and other things. Overnight mooring is from 1630 to 1000 plus any time needed to visit the museum. On Mondays other than bank holidays, the museum is closed, so on those Monday mornings or evenings you can stay later or arrive earlier.

You can only stay two nights on a Sunday and Monday, provided the Monday is not a bank holiday. We will accept a booking from Sunday 1600 to Tuesday 1000 if the mooring is not otherwise booked and the Monday is not a bank holiday. Any request to moor for more than one night, Monday to Saturday, or over a bank holiday weekend, will be refused. We may make an exception over Christmas when the museum is closed for 3 or 4 days.

Wide-beamed craft may book the mooring if both spaces are available and will be charged £20.

Security is good and we will need to give you a code to allow you to enter the basin area on your return if you go out during the evening. King's Cross has a lot of restaurants; there are at least 12 within a short walking distance. There is also a supermarket, banks, pharmacies, and many other smaller shops, and there are several pubs. Payment of your overnight fee should be made to museum reception at the first convenient opportunity. Sometimes there are staff present in the evening. Credit and debit cards are accepted.

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