WHAT'S ON: 2019

Just a few of the events at the Locks over the next few months. Keep an eye on our facebook page for latest information. www.facebook.com/@foxtonlocks

Spooky Half Term Fun at Foxton Locks

12th October - 27th October

Find the ghosts hiding around Foxton Locks and solve the spooky word. Trail sheet is available from the museum, Bridge 61 shop and Top Lock Cafe.

Also inside the museum some naughty pumpkins are hiding. See how many you can find!

Lots of half term fun to have at the museum!

Foxton Locks Trail

Follow the trail and solve the clues. A fun way to discover the incredible history of Foxton Locks

Download your clue sheet here or collect one from the museum, Bridge 61 shop or the Top Lock Cafe

Locks & Leonardo

29th June - 3rd November

What are locks?

What types are there?

How do they work?

What is the connection between the painter of the Mona Lisa  and our waterways today?

Waterway Art Exhibition

9th November - 5th January 2020

This winter the Guild of Waterway Artist will be exhibiting their work here in the museum. You will see Contemporary & Traditional artworks. 

Originals and Prints will be for sale. Almost all works in the exhibition will be originals and all will be framed.  Giclées, prints etc on show in a browser will be mounted but not framed.

Artists exhibiting:

Eric Gaskell

Penny Taylor-Beardow

Charlotte Ashman

Claire Denny

Ken Wood

Gary Tilyard

Chris Slaney

Lynda Peirce

Christine Rigden

Lou Moore

Sylvia Hankin

About the Guild of Waterway Artists

The Guild was founded during the 1980's by a group of artists who were also keen and knowledgeable waterway enthusiasts. Notable among them were Garth Allan, Brian Collings, Alan Firth and Harley Crossley. Their aim was to truthfully depict all aspects of Canals and Waterways in their art and to promote excellence in Waterway art.
We believe that to represent aspects of the waterways faithfully in art it is necessary to know and understand what we are depicting. We like our members to be interested and knowledgeable about the skills and history of the waterways.
All media are represented in the Guild, from pastel and watercolour to oils and acrylics and including printmaking, photography and modern media. We are a small, friendly and informal group which offers members an opportunity to exhibit together in several exhibitions each year.  If you would like to know more about us please visit our website http://www.waterwayartistsguild.co.uk/  

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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