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The Canal Museum

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Interesting but small museum.

This is a small but very interesting museum about the canals and canal life right in the centre of... read more

Reviewed November 20, 2018
graham d
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Oswestry, United Kingdom
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This is a small museum but with some very interesting exhibits and it is well worth having a look... read more

Reviewed October 30, 2018
SuzannahA
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Gympie, Australia
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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...more
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Bridge Road, Stoke Bruerne NN12 7SE, England
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Reviewed November 20, 2018

This is a small but very interesting museum about the canals and canal life right in the centre of one of the most important canal locations. It has a great shop with canal memorabilia and a nice cafe with very friendly and helpful staff.The locks...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed October 30, 2018

This is a small museum but with some very interesting exhibits and it is well worth having a look before you do the walk along the tow path. There is also a lovely pub The Navigation a short walk along the tow path for lunch...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 26, 2018

This is a small but interesting museum about the canals and canal life right in the heart of one of the most important canal locations. It has a shop with canal memorabilia and a small cafe with friendly staff.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Ian L
Reviewed September 30, 2018 via mobile

A fabulous little museum showing the history of the canals and life on the canals. There's a little cafe attached to the museum and a small shop. Well worth a visit

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 25, 2018 via mobile

The museum has lots of artefacts to discuss with small children (esp all the old oronmongery equipment on the top floor). As adults we particularly enjoyed the diagrams of the canal and a huge model of all the locks and canals showing how the waterways...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 19, 2018

A lovely museum and although small, lots to see. Situated at the side of the Grand Union Canal, it was great to watch boats passing through the lock, take a short trip on a narrow boat up the canal and into the Blisworth Tunnel (the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 3, 2018

Nice, rather undemanding museum. Setting is the main attraction as the village of Stoke Bruerne is picture perfect.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank ruthrees
Reviewed September 1, 2018 via mobile

I come in too stoke today, because my boys wanted to go too water world. But there old another to sort themselves out. So when i left them there, i thought what am i going to do for four hours. It was a beautiful day,...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed August 27, 2018 via mobile

It was raining cats and dogs so we took a brolley and headed here for a look. The museum was great and well worth £4.75 admission fee on a wet day. We also took a canal boat trip which for £3.50 was decent value too....More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Bob G
Reviewed August 26, 2018

This is a small but very interesting museaum about the canals, the boats and people that lived and worked on them.

Date of experience: August 2018
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960robb
April 8, 2018|
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Response from lesleyriddiford | Reviewed this property |
Yes and there is also a lift for wheelchairs etc.,
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JenniferMay G
July 29, 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
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April 29, 2017|
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Good Afternoon. The parking is £3.00 for all day.
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