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The Canal Museum

Bridge Road, Stoke Bruerne NN12 7SE, England
+44 1604 862229
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Interesting little gem.

Very impressed upon my first visit....a great place to spend a few hours wandering around the locks... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Great Museum

The Museum is set over 2 floors with a good selection of displays and information. Good view of the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Visit the Canal Museum at Stoke Bruerne to follow the story of Britain's canals, from the great engineers and navvies who created them to the boat families, leggers and lock keepers who lived and worked on them. You'll find models of working boats, traditional clothing, canal crafts, a boat-builder's workshop, beautiful historical signs and much more. You will also receive a warm welcome in the museums waterside cafe and gift shop. The museum cafe and gift shop is open 10am - 17.00pm seven days a week.
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  • Very good45%
  • Average13%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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Bridge Road, Stoke Bruerne NN12 7SE, England
+44 1604 862229
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Very impressed upon my first visit....a great place to spend a few hours wandering around the locks and towpath by the museum centre. A walk up to the tunnel passes the blacksmith's and there are picnic tables for al fresco "dining". On the canalside there...More

Thank David-Kingswinford
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Museum is set over 2 floors with a good selection of displays and information. Good view of the canal and lock.

Thank SuffolkMayfly
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The museum is very well presented and gives visitors an insight of the engiinuity of the the builders and hardships of the barges.An extremely interesting 2-3hour visit.

Thank Mejh12
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Stoke Bruen museum is in a lovely location on the Grand Unio Canal near Blisworth tunell. It is a most attractive site. The museum charts the importance of the canals in the industrial revolution with information about how they were built and the life...More

Thank Robert T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited the canal side in Stoke Bruerne and found it a lovely day out. We went on the boat trip to the Blisworth tunnel and the staff on that barge were informative and friendly.It was a hot sunny day and that obviously contributed to...More

Thank paul d
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

if you are interested in the history of the inland waterways then this compact little museum is loaded with memorabilia that is both interesting and informative.well worth a visit.

Thank philelsey26
Reviewed 11 August 2017 via mobile

Only went on the boat trip which was great as they allowed uss to take the dog onboard. Shame cant go in the museum. Cafe was expensive and cakes where all pre packed. Canal museum is expensive to listen to someone tell you on a...More

Thank Helen L
Reviewed 11 August 2017 via mobile

This a canal museum that has loads to see. It's right on the canal in a historic canal village with huge canal influence over the years The museum is good for all ages with lots of stories of canal life pictures and items from a...More

Thank branstonthecat
Reviewed 11 August 2017

The Canal Museum is a most interesting place to visit. It is full of canal and boat memorabilia and one could spent quite a long time in there learning new things. A must-see for young and old. And there's a cafe and pub nearby too:)

Thank Lizheywood
Reviewed 1 August 2017

Near an impressive canal tunnel, this is an enjoyable look at England canals I would say slight superior to the canal museum in London in two large room upstairs and down stairs it particular strong on the castle and roses art work (see my pics)...More

Thank CharlesGraham79
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JenniferMay G
29 July 2017|
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Response from helenart2016 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, I can't help you with this, as I didn't go on the canal boat and didn't notice what facilities for wheelchairs they had
29 April 2017|
Response from Stephanie F | Property representative |
Good Afternoon. The parking is £3.00 for all day.
4 April 2016|
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Response from CanalMuseumTeam | Property representative |
The museum, gift shop and café are now open from 10am seven days a week. Bring some sunshine from down under and we look forward to welcoming you in August. Best Regards and safe journey, From The Canal Museum Team