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The Canal Museum

Bridge Road, Stoke Bruerne NN127SE, England
+44 1604 862229
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Museums
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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 more. Now part of the Canal & River Trust the museum is undergoing extensive refurbishment and is now even better placed to offer an enhanced visitor experience. « less
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Bridlington
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20 reviews 20 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

1940s weekend. My Granddaughter and I went for the weekend. went on the canal boat trip, we had a excellent weekend, will be back next year. A big Thanks to Trevor....

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

We had intended to combine a visit to the Museum with a walk along the canal but the heavens opened. We spent over an hour in the museum and could have spent even longer. The displays were excellent and very informative. It was of particular interest because I am researching boatmen and lock-keeper ancestors. We then went on a boat... More

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

We visited here as part of our narrow boat holiday. You enter through the gift shop and the museum is up stairs, so not good for those unable to do stairs. There is a kids hunt to do on the way round, which is good as there is a lot to read so not ideal for smaller kids. Its great... More

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Mat B, Manager at The Canal Museum, responded to this review

Hi Amy R Thank you for your feedback. We're glad you enjoyed your trip to our museum. We take great pride in our descriptions and depictions of what life was like for those who lived and worked on the nation's canals in the past. As you may know, the Canal Museum is housed in an historic former corn mill. Due... More

Northampton, United Kingdom
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51 reviews 51 reviews
18 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

A must for everyone even children. A very well put together museum on the development, construction, history and life on the canals across the country. Particularly good information about the construction of the Blisworth tunnel and a reconstruction of a working boats cabin.

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Mat B, Manager at The Canal Museum, responded to this review

Hi Richard C. Thank you for your fantastic review. We couldn't be happier that you enjoyed your visit to our museum. We take great pride in our our programmes which engage children with the museum. The museum's quizzes and treasure hunts are a daily acticity in the museum, but we also hold numerous free children's events throughout the year, and... More

Fareham
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8 reviews 8 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

An interesting museum on the canal. Gave a very good flavour of the canal's history with many fascinating artefacts and models.

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GlosWaterways, Public Relations Manager at The Canal Museum, responded to this review

Thanks for your feedback - we're really pleased that you enjoyed our hidden gem of a museum! More

Leighton Buzzard
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 via mobile

Took two Year 1 classes to the museum this term as part of our topic Splish, Splash, Splosh. Can't recommend Stoke Bruerne highly enough for a school trip. All the staff and volunteers are very knowledgeable and patient with (some very excitable) children. It is well resourced and interesting and all the children enjoyed the day. We will be back!

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
12 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

I have passed by here many times, but today we had a bit of spare time so we decided to call in. The museum is well stocked, and has items to interest anyone who is into canals. It even has child friendly displays, including period clothing that children can try on. The displays cover the full history of the canals,... More

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Bedford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Stoke Bruerne Canal Museum was a fabulous end of term trip for my class of 29 seven year olds. The volunteers brought the history of the canals to life. We were able to help open lock gates, visit the museum, dress up as canal children and as a separate activity we took a short boat trip into Blisworth tunnel on... More

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New Galloway, United Kingdom
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Lovely few hours here , staff were helpful , very knowledgable , gift shop and cafe lovely and the views wow,

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Mat B, Manager at The Canal Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words. We're thrilled that you enjoyed your visit to Stoke Bruerne, and we look forward to welcoming you back to The Canal Museum soon. More

Wellinborough
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

I led a party of 22 primary school pupiks on a trip to Stoke Bruerne last week. From the time we arrived at 10 am until our departure at 2pm, the children were enthralled! The staff were brilliant with the children and provided a range of interesting experiences including the opening and closing of the lock gates!

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Mat B, Manager at The Canal Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We're so glad you enjoyed your visit to Stoke Bruerne, and hope you come back soon with your friends and family! More

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