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The BoilerHouse at Foxton Locks

Middle Lock Gumley Road | Foxton Leicestershire, Foxton, Market Harborough LE16 7RA, England
+44 116 279 2657
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Interesting and dog friendly as well as s good place to bring children. It was interactive and had... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
KoaKumu
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Stow, Massachusetts
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Interesting

Some local history and such like worth a visit if you are going to the locks on a day out it just... read more

Reviewed 3 August 2017
Michael_Thomas1958
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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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Set at at the middle of the Famous Foxton Locks site, The BoilerHouse uses fun and films to support its historic collection of artifacts, to tell the story of Foxton Locks and The inclined Plane Boat Lift. Previously 'Foxton Canal Museum' we reopened in April 2015 after a major Arts Council funded refurbishment. We now have films, a unique 'boiler game' and several screens telling the story. you can also download the Foxton App, this brings the lift and history alive out on site, the full app is £3.99 but it lets one adult into the BoilerHouse for Free! Children love the Boiler Game and the play boat, but the children are often old enough to retire! Wheelchair access is good, but you may need assistance as the site is quite steep. give us a call if you want advice. School parties and group visits welcome. Visit our website for more information.
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  • Very good54%
  • Average10%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible1%
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“small museum” (8 reviews)
“boiler house” (7 reviews)
“boat lift” (6 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Middle Lock Gumley Road | Foxton Leicestershire, Foxton, Market Harborough LE16 7RA, England
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+44 116 279 2657
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Interesting and dog friendly as well as s good place to bring children. It was interactive and had a small model of a boiler and a boat inside.

Thank KoaKumu
Reviewed 3 August 2017

Some local history and such like worth a visit if you are going to the locks on a day out it just adds to the day.

Thank Michael_Thomas1958
Reviewed 31 July 2017 via mobile

Although this is only a small museum it is very informative and not a rip off lime other similar museums.

Thank Gumbo99
Reviewed 15 June 2017

Called in here on our visit to the area. Run by volunteer. It has some multimedia formats to pass the information .. only three quid for entry Worth a look in on your trail. In. Here is a good place to start our trail as...More

Thank helstravels
Penny A, Manager at The BoilerHouse at Foxton Locks, responded to this reviewResponded 25 June 2017

Thank you for your review.

Reviewed 14 June 2017

The Museum brings to life, life on the locks in this area throughout history. You come away with a much better understanding of the engineering feats used to create both the stepped lock and the now defunct lock lift and the life of the people...More

Thank Lynne M
Penny A, Manager at The BoilerHouse at Foxton Locks, responded to this reviewResponded 25 June 2017

Thank you for your review. I'm glad you came away with a better understanding of the lift. It is quite an amazing piece of engineering.

Reviewed 7 June 2017

Aimed largely at children this museum gives a good interpretation of the inclined plane that replaced the 10 Foxton locks for a decade last century. Much hands on activities and computer generated visualisation of this enormous engineering achievement.

Thank riponian1
Penny A, Manager at The BoilerHouse at Foxton Locks, responded to this reviewResponded 10 June 2017

Thank you for your review.

Reviewed 14 May 2017

If you are at Foxton Locks, make sure you visit the Boiler House museum. There is so much to see, including videos, artifacts and interactive display's. For such a small museum it is next level, the staff are so passionate about what they do and...More

Thank Secret S
Penny A, Manager at The BoilerHouse at Foxton Locks, responded to this reviewResponded 15 May 2017

Hi! Thank you for your review. It means a lot to us as we are very proud of our little museum. Kind regards Penny

Reviewed 7 May 2017 via mobile

Fantastic little museum with lots of interactive exhibits. Super friendly staff who went out of their way to explain exhibits to us and encourage play. £3 for adults (ticket lasts a year if Gift Aided), children free and £1 for very informative brochure. Reasonably priced...More

Thank Jade H
Penny A, Manager at The BoilerHouse at Foxton Locks, responded to this reviewResponded 8 May 2017

Hi Thank you for your review. We're really pleased you enjoyed our little museum. We look forward to seeing you again. Kind regards Penny

Reviewed 5 May 2017

We popped in and were surprised at how much was in the small museum. It contains artefacts and history of the incline plane, now long gone. The videos showing the construction and operation of the plane were fascinating.

Thank Pinkertonx
Penny A, Manager at The BoilerHouse at Foxton Locks, responded to this reviewResponded 7 May 2017

Dear Pinkertonx, Thank you for your lovely review. I glad you enjoyed our museum. Kind regards Penny

Reviewed 26 April 2017

The Boiler House is an interesting way to learn all about the boat lift which was only in use for 10 years. It is interactive and good for all the family. Well worth a visit.

Thank Linda C
Mike B, Keeper at The BoilerHouse at Foxton Locks, responded to this reviewResponded 1 May 2017

Thanks for the response. new displays will be unveiled in July so please pop back.

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Michael H
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Response from MilanGyanwali | Reviewed this property |
Hello Michael, You can drive right to the Foxton Locks but not to the BoilerHouse. Regards, Milan
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