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Canal Museum, Stoke Bruerne

Found in the heart of the beautiful village of Stoke Bruerne on the Grand Union Canal, The Canal Museum is a treasure trove of stories, films, collections and displays all about our waterways.

The Canal Museum is housed in a historic corn mill, and provides a fascinating look at the history of Britain's canals.

With a wide range of exhibits and a free audio commentary to guide you as you explore, the museum is the key to understanding the rich waterway heritage of Stoke Bruerne and the Grand Union Canal.

Blisworth Tunnel

Just a short walk north from the museum along the towpath to the mouth of Blisworth Tunnel and the woodland walk, or a stroll south down a flight of seven locks, you'll find the wildlife reserve in the former brickworks.

There are musical and theatrical events, and themed weekends all year round. Children can dress in traditional canal costume and there's a gift shop, picnic area and Waterside Café with views over the canal.


Canal Museum, Stoke Bruerne

Bridge Road
Stoke Bruerne
NN12 7SE

Opening times

Museum, Waterside Café and gift shop is open Wednesday to Friday 11am - 3pm Weekends 10am-3pm during November & December 2016.

It will be closed Monday & Tuesday.

The building will remain closed throughout January 2017 and reopen on Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th February 2017 resuming the winter hours Wednesday through to Sunday 10am - 3pm

The summer season will begin Saturday 1st April 2017 open seven days 10am - 5pm