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Waterside cafe at Canal Museum

This is a small simple cafe next door to the museum. It offers sandwiches and soup and hot and cold... read more

Reviewed 7 December 2019
Harveypup22
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Lavendon, United Kingdom
Great place to stop off if using the M1

Heading up the M1 we found this a great place to take a break and stop for lunch. Only a short... read more

Reviewed 23 October 2019
markH8236GX
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Essex, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 14 May 2016

Comprehensive showing of canal history with audio facility. No boats but plenty of documents, models and so on. Pretty good souvenir shop too.

Date of experience: May 2016
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Reviewed 10 May 2016 via mobile

Nice entertainment especially if you have kids, though maybe not too young. I can see that if not interested in canals boredom would soon creep in, but if they want to know more about why canals were built then this would be a good place to visit.

Date of experience: May 2016
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Reviewed 25 April 2016

Never bothered before but this round we did visit the museum. It's not a big place by far but it does contains loads of displays and interesting facts. If you want to learn more about the UK waterways and the people this little place has it all.

Date of experience: April 2016
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Reviewed 31 March 2016

Kate and I arrived here just after 10 am which was really too early as the place was not awake then. Nonetheless we had a wonderful, unhurried stroll around the basin reading the information boards and enjoying the beautiful spring morning. We then ambled along the canal to the tunnel entrance and back.Such a calm and peaceful walk.If you do not like crowds,this was the right place and the right time. And good, cheap car parking.

Date of experience: March 2016
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Reviewed 30 March 2016

took a young person to this museum at his request and he was thoroughly fascinated with all of the exhibits and the walk along the canal side to see the locks in action

Date of experience: February 2016
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CanalMuseumTeam, Duty Manager at The Canal Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 April 2016

Glad your visit was educational as well as fun. If you need further inspiration for learning activities the Canal & River Trust have some wonderful resources if you visit their website - search learning and click on fun things to do https://canalrivertrust.org.uk/explorers - ENJOY

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