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Lovely couple of hours

Lovely visit to the canal museum, including a lunch in the museum cafe and a short boat ride into... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Peter M
Banbury, United Kingdom

Very interesting museum with detail of the history of the canal. The canal is fascinating... read more

Reviewed 8 May 2018
Northampton, United Kingdom
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Visit the Canal Museum at Stoke Bruerne to follow the story of Britain's canals, from the great engineers and navvies who created them to the boat families, leggers and lock keepers who lived and worked on them. You'll find models of working boats...more
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Bridge Road, Stoke Bruerne NN12 7SE, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

When you are at Stoke Bruerne I 100% recommend visiting the canal Museum as it really interesting to learn about the history of how life on the canals would have been many years ago .

Thank jcoutts1997
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely visit to the canal museum, including a lunch in the museum cafe and a short boat ride into the mouth of the Blisworth Tunnel. Wonderful couple of hours chilling by the waterside watching the wildlife and fellow visitors. Everybody very friendly.

Thank Peter M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was a lovely day when we went to Stoke Bruen a very pretty place. We did want to visit the museum how ever it was not at all suitable for anyone that finds stairs a challenge. From what I saw it looked rather interesting...More

Thank 23Amanda62
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This museum is run by the CRT and includes a little shop and a cafe. The museum is small but very pertinent to the canal living community and at around £3.50 is certainly worth a visit. The shop is a typically touristy canal shop selling...More

Thank Pete R
Reviewed 13 June 2018

Really enjoyed looking all the exihibits. Very explicit information on the history of the waterways. School groups were visiting the day we were there so we got to listen in to one of the docents give out information. Bonus !!

2  Thank MagsWorldUS
Reviewed 8 May 2018 via mobile

Very interesting museum with detail of the history of the canal. The canal is fascinating engineering and this museum brings it all to life. Very good and worth visiting if at the canal.

1  Thank northants90
Reviewed 4 May 2018

Very interesting to visit with activity sheets for children to fill in and hand held units provided so that you can walk along the canal and stop at various points and get a commentary on details of the specific area.

Thank mazdacat6
Reviewed 30 April 2018

You can easily while away an hour or two meandering around the exhibits of this museum which captures the history of the canals. Then take some time to enjoy a coffee and cake at the integral cafe .

1  Thank Didgeridoo_26
Reviewed 19 April 2018

The museum at Stoke Bruerne sits alongside a pretty and active stretch of the Grand Union canal, ideal for some unchallenging but rewarding walks. It's a short walk from the famous Blisworth tunnel and within easy range of the modestly proportioned Stoke Bruerne nature reserve....More

1  Thank Paul R
Reviewed 18 April 2018

We went for a walk along the canal, and stopped for tea and cake at the café. There was a good choice of very reasonably priced cakes, which were very tasty. We didn't have time to go the museum, but will do on another visit.

Thank Karen G
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Rob B
9 April 2018|
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Response from lesleyriddiford | Reviewed this property |
Yes and there is also a lift for wheelchairs etc.,
JenniferMay G
29 July 2017|
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Response from helenart2016 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, I can't help you with this, as I didn't go on the canal boat and didn't notice what facilities for wheelchairs they had
30 April 2017|
Response from Stephanie F | Property representative |
Good Afternoon. The parking is £3.00 for all day.