About our Museum

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.


Thanks to the generosity of our partners and a big grant from the Arts Council the museum was transformed in 2015 into something unique and exciting.


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, we have

a great collection of waterway artifacts and stories, 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.


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

We are now due to open on the 5th June 2021.
We are currently finishing off our new displays for you all to enjoy.  There is hand sanitiser, screening and a one way system to make everyone feel safe.


Adults    £3.00 

Children Free with a paying adult

Dogs Welcome

4 legged members of your family are welcome, but we ask that they are under close control and on a short lead.


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

Foxton Inclined Plane Trust

Foxton 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 Foxton Canal Museum which is an Accredited Museum 1644