Housed in a restored corn mill on the bank of the Grand Union Canal, the museum collection vividly portrays the
heritage of 200 years of inland waterways.
This fascinating and colourful insight into a transport
system, fundamental to the industrial revolution in Britain, is complemented by the 'living canal' outside with its flight of locks, boats and the Blisworth Tunnel.
Explore the mysteries of this intriguing part of our heritage through working models,
videos, pictorial and three dimensional displays portraying every aspect of the waterways. From amazing feats of engineering to the shining brass and colourful
decoration that contrasts so sharply with the harsh reality of canal life, you will find something to interest all the family.
The Canal Museum welcomes school parties and educational visits. Specialist staff are available to assist teachers and students in planning visits and projects.
School/activity room available. Please call for details
The Museum regularly runs courses in such subjects as narrowboat decoration and fendermaking and ropework.
Details available upon request.
Stocks the most comprehensive range of canal books in
the country. Fine quality souvenirs, painted canal ware and waterways gifts guides and publications.
Cruise along the Grand Union Canal in splendid tranquility.
Call Stoke Bruerne Boat Company for details 01604 862107
or Indian Chief on 01604 862428
Stoke Bruerne offers two pleasant canalside walks. The short route to the Blisworth Tunnel or follow the towpath down the flight of seven locks
Please call to confirm opening times
Tel: (01604) 862229