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The Canal Museum

Bridge Road, Stoke Bruerne NN12 7SE, England
+44 1604 862229
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Canal boat trip

Only went on the boat trip which was great as they allowed uss to take the dog onboard. Shame cant... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Helen L
Brigg, United Kingdom
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Great little museum

This a canal museum that has loads to see. It's right on the canal in a historic canal village with... 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 good46%
  • Average13%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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Bridge Road, Stoke Bruerne NN12 7SE, England
+44 1604 862229
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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 1 week ago 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 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I am descended from one of the rectors at a historic church. The people in the museum were kind enough to give us directions. We returned for lunch in the cafe and to my pleasure, they had gluten free baked items. That is a rare...More

Thank semommy
Reviewed 12 July 2017

I like museums that you can get round in under an hour and still see everything. This was on the first and second floors, above the café and gift shop. Lots of info on how the canal systems were designed, built, used, then declined, and...More

Thank Andy-S60
Reviewed 12 July 2017

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to the Canal museum. There was lots of information about the canal boats and the way they were used to transport both goods and people on the canals in the past.

Thank 208Carol
Reviewed 5 July 2017

Small but, interesting museum on two floors with gift shop and cafe on the ground floor, good value for money, no disabled access to museum but, don't let that put you off as plenty of easy access around the lock basin, along the towpaths and...More

Thank 686gh
Reviewed 20 June 2017

This is a very small museum, housed in an old canal-side building on 3 floors, and you will need to be reasonably mobile to get up the stairs to the higher floors. However, the space is packed with virtually all the information you could want...More

Thank helenart2016
Reviewed 18 June 2017

I visited the shop and tea room at the museum. Shop well run with canal related stuff, totally what you would expect. Tea Room again what you would expect, very helpful staff, and good teas!! Good all round.

Thank JETAllen
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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.
3 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