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The Canal Museum, Towcester

There's always plenty to see and do at The Canal Museum

Found in the heart of the beautiful village of Stoke Bruerne on the Grand Union Canal, The Canal Museum is a treasure trove of stories, films, collections and displays all about our waterways. The Canal Museum is housed in a historic corn mill, and provides a fascinating look at the history of Britain's canals. With a wide range of exhibits and a free audio commentary to guide you as you explore, the museum is the key to understanding the rich waterway heritage of Stoke Bruerne and the Grand Union Canal.
Just a short walk north from the museum along the towpath to the mouth of Blisworth Tunnel and the woodland walk, or a stroll south down a flight of seven locks, you'll find the wildlife reserve in the former brickworks. There are musical and theatrical events, and themed weekends all year round. Children can dress in traditional canal costume and there's a gift shop, picnic area and Waterside Café with views over the canal.
The Museum Café sells hot and cold drinks, sweets, sandwiches and cake. You can also buy ice creams in the Museum Shop. There are loads of lovely grassy areas outside that are ideal for a picnic, and there are plenty of benches too. The Museum is open to visitors all year round. April to October Open daily, 10am to 5pm November to March Wed to Fri, 11am to 3pm Sat & Sun, 11am to 4pm Christmas Closed 24th, 25th & 26th December 2012 To avoid disappointment in bad weather please telephone 01604 862229 during office hours to confirm accesibility and opening times.


Children under 5 free -

Free Attraction

Partly - See Website

Wheelchair friendly

Partly - Call to check


  • Street Address: The Canal Museum
  • Postcode: NN12 7SE
  • City: Stoke Bruerne, nr Towcester
  • County: Northamptonshire


  • Telephone: 01604 862229
  • E-Mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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