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The Canal Museum

Stoke Bruerne
NN12 7SE

Tel : 01604 862229

Fax : 01604 864199

Housed in a restored corn mill in the picturesque village of Stoke Bruerne, 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 Blisworth Tunnel.

Explore the mysteries of this intriguing part of our heritage through working models, videos, pictorial and 3 dimensional displays portraying every aspect of the waterways. From amazing feats of engineering to the shining brass and colourful decoration that contrast so sharply with the harsh reality of canal life, you will find something to interest all the family. Craft courses are also available.

Opening Times

The museum is open to visitors all year round. April to October:  open daily, 10am to 5pm. November to March: Wednesday to Friday, 11am to 3pm; Saturdays and Sundays, 11am to 4pm. Christmas: 24th, 25th & 26th December


Adults £4.75; Concessions £3.80; Children (5-16) £2.75; Under 5’s free; Family ticket (two adults and up to three children) £12.

How to Get There: Located south of Northampton, 10 minutes from J15 of the M1 and the A5.

Parking and Accessibility

Car parking Pay and display car parking is available next to the Museum. Access There is level access from the car park to the canal towpath and toilet facilities, and ramped access to the museum café and shop. We're sorry that at present the museum galleries, which are on the first and second floor, do not have wheelchair access.

Where to Eat

The Museum Café sells hot and cold drinks, sweets, sandwiches and cake. You can also buy ice creams in the Museum Shop.