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.
Social and local history
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