Rosie The Littlest Canal Museum

Rosie The Littlest Canal Museum The Littlest Canal Museum is a floating art project set up by artist Emma Whitfield. Rosie the Littlest Canal Museum is a unique project: a floating art gallery and history of the canals and waterways.

It was set up by Emma Whitfield who regularly paints on Rosie. The Littlest Canal Museum is hosting a series of collaborations along with FilmCafe Co-op. On Rosie you can explore the little museum on most weekdays. On some weekends Rosie hosts a pop up vegan restaurant , and in future Rosie will be hosting a range of exhibitions. In particular we are interested work portraying alternative life styles and sub-cultures but all suggestions for exhibitions will be given consideration. Please like our page and follow Rosie's progress. Emma will be shortly launching a Crowd Funding Campaign to raise additional funds for the renovation and development of The Littlest Canal Museum. Also on this page you can find details of our upcoming pop up restaurant events !

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A short fund raising film about Rosie has been completed. The footage is from a feature length documentary about life and art on the canals in London which was inspired by spending time on Rosie the Littlest Canal museum : here's some stills from the short, the edit to complete the feature doc is underway and news on the progress and screenings will be updated on here. Happy New Year !


Will upload some pics soon from our winter cosy on Rosie! Busy with finishing the crowd funding film and applying for funds to develop the museum!


Hi any questions about bookings, opening times, location of Rosie, what's on the menu etc please give a ring or text or 07903 273 528 today

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Just received instructions from our chef, Gigi. to update the menu for 6th November! Sounds delicious and fancy eating it all now : Here is it is :


Dhal soup with coconut cream , ginger and coriander with E5 bakery bread

Corn fritter and winter slaw with sesame and chili dressing


Senegalaise maffe , kidney beans , pumpkin , yam , sweet potatoes , peanut chili sauce and tyme dumplings


Apple and cinnamon cake with vegan cream

Chocolate brownie orange cream

Tea , sorrel and ginger tea , mulled apple juice


Rosie will be in Hackney Wick for the pop up restaurant on 6th November. She is just making her way back to London now ! Will post exact address shortly


Pricing for menu on 6th November Vegan Pop-up restaurant -
There will be an 'eat in' menu and a takeaway menu.

Eat in menu : 5 pounds for starter, 8 pounds for the main and 4 pounds for the dessert : 17 pounds for three course meal

Takeaway menu:
Soup - 4 pounds
Senegalese main : 6.50
Dessert : 3 pounds

There will also be wine/ a free drink included with the meal.

Contact (message on here to book) or with any queries!

Hop aboard!


Don't forget Rosie the Littlest Canal Museum's winter feast vegan pop up restaurant on 6th November! Halloween themed but no silly scary clowns running around! Just friendly cosy winter fun. Rosie's interior (the gallery) can seat 6 people at a time, therefore we are looking to arrange bookings for eating in side as it might be getting a bit chilly by November! You can also sit outside on deck for coffees, herbal teas, wine and snacks, but if you want to cosy up inside, get a few friends together and contact me with your booking time to eat ! Menu on the event page ! Hop Aboard! :)


Hi , Rosie will be holding the first of several winter events on board starting on November 6th ( Sunday) Location will be posted shortly - as Rosie's space is limited (to seating 6 indoors) we will be doing bookings only if you fancy a meal at Rosie's pop up vegan cafe on the 6th. Here is the menu

Yellow pea soup flavoured with tumeric, ginger, coconut milk and coriander
with pancake
Senegalese main: ( kidney beans, sweet potatoes, carrot, pumpkin, yam , chili and peanut sauce)
Brown rice maki
Chocolate brownie with Vegan cream

Apple cake with cinnamon cream

Sounds delicious! Event page with more details to follow. Please share and put this date in your diary!


There will be a chef from the Bonnington Cafe coming to Rosie in a couple of weeks time time. By the end of this week I will post the date and menu and look forward to seeing you all on board !!


Just a heads up, we are planning some more vegan pop up cafes on Rosie soon, beginning of October - watch this space :)


Hi thanks to everyone who came along yesterday to the pop up cafe and gallery. We had an amazing day, maybe one of the best so far, with a big diversity of folks hopping on board, including several families who made it a family outing cycling up the canals or walking along with push chairs and buggies etc. Really fab to meet everyone and will post some photos soon. Hope you all visit again.


Hey did you know : 'Canal towpaths, embankments and cuttings have not been cultivated and chemically treated like the rest of the countryside. Hedgerows, frequently uprooted to make larger more profitable fields, still line the canals. Wild flowers no longer common in intensively farmed meadows, still grow in profusion along canal and river banks. The canals form linear parkways, extending across wide varieties of landscape, from watermeadows to moorland, through peat, chalk, gravel and granite, and so play host to an enormous range of flora and fauna, often reaching right into city centres.'


Some more good news! A visitor to the canal museum yesterday offered Emma the artist a commission - thank you John Brady - I'm glad you enjoyed your visit to the art gallery! And we'll see you very soon again


Thanks everyone who visited Rosie and the Littlest Canal Museum yesterday! Please remember to post your pictures.


Another fun day was had on Rosie yesterday (Sunday 24th July) despite a little bit of cloud and a touch of light rain. Menu proved popular again. We decided to get some extra tables and maybe start up a booking system ! All details will be posted on here!


Tomorrow (24th July) Rosie will be hosting a pop up vegan cafe and the art gallery will be open! Later on in the day you can meet Emma Whitfield the artist who is creating the Littlest Canal Museum. Hop aboard! Please look on the discussion page for more details of this event, where the boat is moored and the menu


E9 5EN

Opening Hours

Sunday 12:00 - 21:00




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