Wednesday 10am - 4pm
Saturday & Sunday - 11am - 5pm



The Canal Museum is the place to explore the history of the Lift, Locks and Lives associated with Foxton Locks in engaging and innovative ways


There is something for everyone in the building, not just the waterway enthusiast and historian. Follow the canal round the museum and Fred will help you discover Foxton’s past and introduce the people that made it such a wonderful place.


We have the Boiler Game, which requires you to put coal on the fire to make the lift work, we have the play boat where children can explore life on the canal, and we have a great collection of waterway artefacts and stories, including our working lift model, and our large screen story where you can watch while Fred tells you about our waterways history.


Visitors to Canal Museum , used words like ‘Excellent’, Fantastic, and Brilliant to describe the new interior.


As part of your visit why not download the Foxton Locks Trail sheet here or collect one from the Foxton Canal Museum.

Follow the trail and solve the clues. A fun way to discover the incredible history of Foxton Locks. Check your answers at the museum


Adults    £3.00 

Children Free with a paying adult


We simply ask that they are kept on a short lead and leave nothing behind but paw prints!

There are water bowls around the site.


The Canal Museum is fully Accessible, however parts of the site are steep and assistance may be required. Please call us for advice and alternative parking.

0116 2792 657


Our shop is stocked with a range of quality items associated with the waterways. please come in and browse.

Souvenirs Hand Painted in canal style.

Unique Beers from the Langton Brewery including Canal Museum and Inclined Plane .

Lock Keepers Favourite Biscuits and sweets and a range of pocket money fun.

Books and maps also available