Foxton Inclined Plane Trust  is an Independent Charity.

Our prime concern is the preservation of the victorian Barge Lift which ran from 1900 to 1911. 
We work closely with Canal and  River Trust to make Foxton one of the best waterway visitor sites in the country. 
FIPT runs the award winning museum at Foxton locks - the Canal Museum at the Boilerhouse.
Please visit About FIPT for more information or follow the links above.
 Museum and Shop Openings:

Closed Until Further Notice                                     


£3.00 for adults

Accompanied children Free (up to 4 children with a paying adult) 

The Locks site is open and free to visit at all times. If you visit by car there is a small parking charge, £2.00 all day in the long stay or £2.50 for 4 hours in the short stay.

The locks are currently empty of water! Canal & River Trust are making repairs which is worth seeing in itself!


There are volunteering opportunities across many areas of our Trust, including events, marketing, archiving, gardening, maintenance and much more. 

If you are interested pop into the museum for a chat.


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The site of Foxton Locks is maintained 
and run by Canal & River Trust.

For information about lock operation or any operational information click on the link. 

 The Canal & River Trust's website also has many other suggestions about nice places to visit on the waterways.


As members of the Foxton Inclined Plane Trust you are helping to make a real difference at the spectacular Foxton Locks tourist location, particularly increasing public awareness of the Historic Inclined Plane Boat lift. In addition you will be helping to support our Museum

Foxton Inclined Plane Trust

Canal Museum

Middle Lock

Gumley Road



LE16 7RA


0116 2792 657

Foxton Inclined Plane Trust (FIPT) is an independent charitable organisation. Charity 513241.


We are a registered Company 1654756.


FIPT operate The Canal Museum previously the Boilerhouse

which is an Accredited Museum 1644

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