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The Canal Museum

The Canal MuseumBridge Road
Stoke Bruerne
Telephone: 01604 862229


The Canal Museum can be found in the heart of the village of Stoke Bruerne on the Grand Union Canal, and it is a great place to learn about the fascination history of Britain’s canals.
There are a wide range of exhibits that allow you to follow the story of the great engineers and navvies who created canals, and to learn about the leggers, lock keepers and boat families who lived and worked on them.
There is a recreation of a boat builder’s workshop to explore, traditional clothing and beautiful historic signs to see, plus models of working boats, such as butties, narrow boats, tugs and barges.
You can see early footage of working boats on the canal, plus a 1970s documentary about them.

A free audio guide is available to help you and the kids explore the museum, and it will also take you from the museum along the banks of the Grand Union canal to the Blisworth Tunnel, which is a great way to end your visit.

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It may be worth checking out The Canal Museum's website to see if there are any special events or seasonal fun things to do that may be going on during the day.

We do strongly suggest you contact The Canal Museum before you set off on your family day out, just to make sure they are open and to confirm admission prices, as there is nothing worse than disappointed kids in the back of your car after a long journey.

Opening Times

2016 Details:

April to October:
10.00am - 5.00pm

Prices & Admission

2016 Prices:

Adult: £4.75
Concession: £3.80
Child (5 to 16 years): £2.75

Under 5s go free!


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The Canal MuseumBridge Road
Stoke Bruerne
Telephone: 01604 862229