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Foxton Canal Museum

Foxton Canal Museum occupies the boiler house of the Inclined Plane Boat Lift. It tells the story of the lift, Foxton Locks and the associated waterways.

It is run by the Foxton Inclined Plane Trust and is a fully accredited museum. Outside is the wonderful 10 narrow lock staircase and the remains of the lift, all set in the best of Leicestershire's countryside. Inside we have working models of the lift, a 'play' boat, interactive displays and a wealth of interesting objects.

We have regularly changing temporary exhibitions, the latest of which is Nationalisation to National Charity.

Please note that Foxton Museum will be shut from Dec 1 2014 til the Spring 2015 for refurbishment.

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Foxton Canal Museum

Middle Lock
Gumley Road
LE16 7RA

Disability Access Information

The site has car 2 car parks with free blue badge spaces, and closer to the museum an extra blue badge parking bay. the paths are graded for wheelchair use, but the climb from to bottom of the site is 75feet, so some extra muscle may be needed. The Museum is all on one level. If you have any questions please ring the Museum for advice on 0116 2792 657.

  • Path slope no steeper than 1 in 10
  • Paths wider than 1 metre
  • No steps or barriers
  • Intact compact path surfaces with only slight irregularities, neat edges, drains immediately