The Canal Museum

  • Stoke Bruerne
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • All Ages
  • Museums and Art Galleries, Railway and Transport Attractions

Attraction Information

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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Opening hours

Wednesday to Friday 11:00 - 15:00, Saturday to Sunday 11:00 - 16:00. Closed throughout January


Adults: £4.75 Concessions: £3.80 Kids: £3.25 Family: £12.00

Travel & Contact Information


Bridge Road, Stoke Bruerne, Northamptonshire, NN127SE, England

Phone number

01604 862229



Click here to visit The Canal Museum's website.

FAQ & Additional Information

Yes, there is parking onsite.

Yes, there are toilets, accessible toilets and baby changing facilities.

Yes, there are baby changing facilities.

The Canal Museum has not told us if you can bring a picnic.

Yes, there is an onsite restaurant.

No, The Canal Museum is not wheelchair friendly.

Yes, The Canal Museum have stated they are pushchair friendly.

The Canal Museum has not told us if they are dog friendly.

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