Hello, welcome to the Foxton Canal Museum
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.
Saturday & Sunday
11am - 4pm
Group visits can be arranged in the week during winter opening hours. See Group Visit page for more details.
Dogs are welcome in the museum & shop on a lead.
(Entry free for under 18s when accompanying a paying adult)
(Over 60s, unemployed, students aged 18+, service personnel (including NHS))
(Entry free when accompanying a paying visitor with additional needs)
Make a donation to the museum
The Foxton Canal Museum is run by the Foxton Inclined Plane Trust which is a registered charity (No. 513241). Donations and bequests, large or small, are always welcome. A monetary donation will help preserve Foxton Canal Museum’s collection and the incredible stories of the people who lived and worked here for future generations, this in turn will enable the Museum to develop new exhibitions and broaden public access to its collections.
Foxton Canal Museum
Telephone No: 0116 279 2657
Foxton Canal Museum is an Accredited Museum (1644) operated by Foxton Inclined Plane Trust (charity no: 513241)