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The Canal Museum

Bridge Road, Stoke Bruerne NN12 7SE, England
+44 1604 862229
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Wasted day out

A bit of grubby towpath, a tunnel, and possibly the worst museum I have ever come across. The kids... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Sheffield, United Kingdom
Afternoon out

Decided to visit the Museum on a day in early December. The Museum was very interesting and they... read more

Reviewed 5 November 2017
Banbury, United Kingdom
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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.
  • Excellent37%
  • Very good45%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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Bridge Road, Stoke Bruerne NN12 7SE, England
+44 1604 862229
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A bit of grubby towpath, a tunnel, and possibly the worst museum I have ever come across. The kids were interested with the boats moored along the towpath, but any attempt to spend a day here is wishful thinking in my view.

Thank Sam-l2004
Reviewed 5 November 2017

Decided to visit the Museum on a day in early December. The Museum was very interesting and they had concessions which was a bonus. Do not agree with the £3.00 parking fee which is on top of the admission to the Museum. Took a walk...More

Thank lesleyriddiford
Reviewed 20 October 2017 via mobile

Lots of variety of exhibits. Friendly staff. Great value. Padding because Trip Advisor asked for it.Padding because Trip Advisor asked for it. Padding because Trip Advisor asked for it.Padding because Trip Advisor asked for it.

Thank Tonyeric
Reviewed 29 September 2017

A small museum with very friendly staff. Lots of interesting things to see,from the top floor you have a lovely view of the canal from a balcony.

Thank JillandMark13
Reviewed 23 September 2017

We spent a couple of hours at this friendly small museum, learning about the canals and the people who worked and lived by the waterways. The audio guide which is included in admission was helpful and interesting. The museum is housed in a two storey...More

Thank Sheila C
Reviewed 18 September 2017

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 9 September 2017

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 7 September 2017

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.

1  Thank Mejh12
Reviewed 31 August 2017

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 27 August 2017

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
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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