We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

The Canal Museum

Bridge Road, Stoke Bruerne NN12 7SE, England
+44 1604 862229
Website
Share
Save
Review Highlights
Excellent museum

Really enjoyed looking all the exihibits. Very explicit information on the history of the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
MagsWorldUS
,
Tampa, Florida
Interesting

Very interesting museum with detail of the history of the canal. The canal is fascinating... read more

Reviewed May 7, 2018
northants90
,
Northampton, United Kingdom
via mobile
Read all 175 reviews
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
More
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.
  • Excellent38%
  • Very good45%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travelers talk about
“boat trip” (13 reviews)
“gift shop” (14 reviews)
Closed Now
Hours
Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
LOCATION
Bridge Road, Stoke Bruerne NN12 7SE, England
CONTACT
Website
+44 1604 862229
Write a ReviewReviews (175)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
All reviews
"boat trip"
in 13 reviews
"gift shop"
in 14 reviews
"interesting exhibits"
in 8 reviews
"industrial revolution"
in 3 reviews
"lock gates"
in 5 reviews
"two floors"
in 7 reviews
"cafe attached"
in 2 reviews
"hot sunny day"
in 2 reviews
"audio guide"
in 7 reviews
"information boards"
in 3 reviews
"car park charge"
in 2 reviews
"woodland walk"
in 3 reviews
"boat inn"
in 4 reviews
"foxton locks"
in 2 reviews
"school children"
in 2 reviews
"narrow boat"
in 4 reviews
"coffee and cake"
in 3 reviews
Filter

1 - 10 of 173 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

Really enjoyed looking all the exihibits. Very explicit information on the history of the waterways. School groups were visiting the day we were there so we got to listen in to one of the docents give out information. Bonus !!

Thank MagsWorldUS
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed May 7, 2018 via mobile

Very interesting museum with detail of the history of the canal. The canal is fascinating engineering and this museum brings it all to life. Very good and worth visiting if at the canal.

Thank northants90
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed May 3, 2018

Very interesting to visit with activity sheets for children to fill in and hand held units provided so that you can walk along the canal and stop at various points and get a commentary on details of the specific area.

Thank mazdacat6
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
See more reviews
Reviewed April 29, 2018

You can easily while away an hour or two meandering around the exhibits of this museum which captures the history of the canals. Then take some time to enjoy a coffee and cake at the integral cafe .

Thank Didgeridoo_26
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed April 19, 2018

The museum at Stoke Bruerne sits alongside a pretty and active stretch of the Grand Union canal, ideal for some unchallenging but rewarding walks. It's a short walk from the famous Blisworth tunnel and within easy range of the modestly proportioned Stoke Bruerne nature reserve....More

1  Thank Paul R
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed April 17, 2018

We went for a walk along the canal, and stopped for tea and cake at the café. There was a good choice of very reasonably priced cakes, which were very tasty. We didn't have time to go the museum, but will do on another visit.

Thank Karen G
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed April 15, 2018

This is a small but relevant collection of information and artefacts mainly focussed on the construction and life of the Grand Union Canal. There is enough to keep adults and children interested but static displays outnumber interactive elements significantly. A Gift Shop and Cafe is...More

Thank GRLMK38
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed April 10, 2018

It's very reasonably priced especially for concessions, i.e. pensioners and free for under 5s. The two-floor exhibition is colourful and informative with some 'hands on' exhibits for both young and old. It's certainly worth a visit and we would hope to go again, perhaps without...More

Thank Dee M
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed April 1, 2018

I called in here on my way home from Northampton. The museum had a good collection of canal ephemera and there is the usual gift shop area. The car park was very convenient and free toilets are provided behind the building. There are several places...More

1  Thank CarltonA10
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed January 4, 2018

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
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all Stoke Bruerne Hotels
Holiday Inn Express Northampton M1, Jct 15
501 reviews
3.17 miles away
Hotel Campanile Northampton
471 reviews
3.19 miles away
The Walnut Tree Inn
237 reviews
3.21 miles away
The Saracens Head Hotel
469 reviews
3.30 miles away
Nearby Restaurants
The Boat Inn
469 reviews
.05 miles away
The Plough Inn - Shutlanger
477 reviews
1.04 miles away
The Old Crown
216 reviews
1.32 miles away
Roade House Restaurant & Hotel
84 reviews
1.48 miles away
Nearby Attractions
Salcey Forest
298 reviews
3.37 miles away
Stoke Bruerne Boat Company
8 reviews
.05 miles away
Cloud 9 Spa
11 reviews
4.52 miles away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
Rob B
April 8, 2018|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from lesleyriddiford | Reviewed this property |
Yes and there is also a lift for wheelchairs etc.,
0
Votes
JenniferMay G
July 29, 2017|
AnswerShow all 5 answers
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
0
Votes
twinklestar2015
April 29, 2017|
Answer
Response from Stephanie F | Property representative |
Good Afternoon. The parking is £3.00 for all day.
-1
Votes
;