Foxton Canal Museum

Foxton Canal Museum, Middle Lock, Gumley Road, Foxton, Leciestershire  LE16 7RA

Opening Times:
Summer:  Open every day 10-5 (Saturday (11-5)
Winter: Open Weekends 11-4
Weekdays by arrangement - please ring in advance 0116 279 2657.
Winter opening subject to staff availability and winter refurbishment works.
We will be closed over the Christmas Holiday.

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Models, interactive displays, and a wide range of waterway artefacts tell the story of the lift, the locks, the waterways and the people who lived on the canals.

Foxton Canal Museum was opened in 1989 and is situated in the Boiler House of the lift which was reconstructed by Trust Volunteers.

The Museum tells the story of the lift and canals it served conserving the history for the benefit of all.

The museum is staffed by a full time keeper and volunteers. We collect objects, photographs and documents which help tell the story of the lift.

We are proud to say that the museum has won a number of awards, amongst them 3 Leicestershire Heritage Awards and a highly commended in the prestigious, national, Gulbenkian Awards.

Contact Details:
Tel: 0116 2792657 Email:

Learning Programmes:

Conducted tours

Handling boxes


Social and local history

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Associated Resources

Life on the Canal: The Rise and Fall of Victorian Canals

Life on the Canal: The Rise and Fall of Victorian Canals

What was it like to live and work on the canal in Victorian times? Read More »

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