The front of Foxton Canal Museum. Situated half way up Foxton Locks in Leicestershire.

Hello, welcome to the Foxton Canal Museum

museum logo

Foxton Locks is a place where the minds of engineers and the hard working hands of the navvy have shaped the landscape in a dramatic way. As well as the famous staircase of ten locks climbing up the hillside, there are also the remains of a gigantic boat lift.

The museum tells the story of the Lift, Locks and Lives associated with Foxton Locks.  It is home to a treasure trove of artefacts and exhibitions; all housed in the reconstructed boilerhouse which once powered the boat lift. 

Alarm Clock

Monday  - Wednesday

11am - 4pm

Thursday & Friday

CLOSED

Saturday & Sunday

11am - 4pm

OPENING TIMES:

ENTRY PRICE:

Coins

ADULT £4

CHILD FREE 

(Entry free for under 18s when accompanying a paying adult)

CONCESSION  £3.50 

(Over 60s, unemployed, students aged 18+, service personnel (including NHS))

CARER FREE 

(Entry free when accompanying a paying visitor with additional needs)

Dogs are welcome in the museum & shop on a lead.

A group of people on a canal boat in a lock with a building and chimney behind them

FOXTON AUDIO TRAIL

Boat Lift on a slope with building at the top.

THE BOAT LIFT

Looking over to Foxton Canal Museum

ACCESSIBILITY

Compass

FOXTON LOCKS TRAIL SHEET

Volunteers gardening

VOLUNTEERING

A group of people inside the museum.

GROUP VISITS

Make a donation to the museum

Foxton Canal Museum

Middle Lock

Gumley Road

Foxton

LE16 7RA

Telephone No: 0116 279 2657

Email: info@foxtoncanalmuseum.org

Foxton Canal Museum is an Accredited Museum (1644) operated by Foxton Inclined Plane Trust.

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