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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
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.
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
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
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 !!
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.
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
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.