Accessibility for Foxton Canal Museum
The museum is situated adjacent to the middle lock at Foxton Locks. The museum tells the story of the Inclined Plane Boat Lift and Foxton Locks through interpretation boards, film, interactives and artifacts. It is an accredited museum.
The museum is based on one floor. Museum assistants are on hand if assistance is required.
You can also visit our shop selling a range of souvenirs.
We look forward to welcoming you. If you have any queries please phone 0116 279 2657 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Before you arrive
Follow brown tourist signs for Foxton Locks from A6 and A4304
The nearest railway station is Market Harborough which is 4.3 miles away
The 44 bus runs from Market Harborough to Foxton Village, Monday to Saturday, alight at Gumley junction (approx 1 mile walk)
Car Parking and Arrival
Long stay car park on Gumley Road - £3.00 for the day
Short stay car park down the access road to the bottom of locks - £3.50 for 4 hours
Disabled access car spaces in bottom car park.
Toilets - 1 disabled access
Short stay car park is tarmac and is lit at night.
Long stay car park is a grassed area and may be uneven.
Pathways on the site are even and mud free.
Access to the museum is up a sloped pathway.
Museum is signposted from both car parks.
Disabled access parking bays in bottom short stay car park
Toilet block with access ramp in bottom short stay car park
Access road over bridge to museum and other businesses
Access road to 2 disabled access parking bays and pathway to museum
Disabled access parking bays
Pathway from parking bays to the museum and locks.
Path to museum
Front Entrance into museum
Museum entry counter
Main Entrance, Reception and Ticketing Area
The main entrance has automatic doors.
The floor is level concrete slabs
The main entrance is well lit.
Attraction (displays, exhibits)
Interpretation panels were designed with restricted vision in mind.
There is an interactive boiler game
At the back of the museum there is a short film of the history of the locks and boat lift.
There are various digital screen showing short films of canal related material.
There is part of a canal boat which the visitor can go in and listen to the tale of the boat woman.
The museum does not have any public toilets
The nearest public toilets are located down in the bottom car park
Interior of museum
Canal boat exhibit
Back of museum
Touchscreen computer and model
Exit gate into shop
There is a shop with a range of souvenirs and books, etc which an be accessed directly from the main entrance and when exiting the exhibition area
The shop is level throughout.
Staff can offer assistance if required
There is a promotional video being played
Watch our videos which were produced as part of the project 'Through the Eyes of .....' working with people who may face barriers accessing cultural sites.
Dogs are welcome on leads. A water bowl is available at the main entrance.
Address: Foxton Canal Museum, Middle Lock, Gumley Road Foxton, LE16 7RA
Telephone: 0116 2792657
Grid Reference: SP691895
Hours Of Operation: Summer – Saturday, Sunday, Monday, Wednesday – 11am till 5pm
Winter - weekends only - 11am till 4pm
Local Accessible Taxi: Kwik Cabs Barking House Farndon Road Market Harborough LE16 7NP 01858 468777
Local Public Transport: Centrebus route 44 - 0844 351 1120