Address: The Canal Museum, Stoke Bruerne Bridge Road, Stoke Bruerne, Towcester, NN12 7SE View on Google map
Opening Times: The canal museum, gift shop & café is closed from Friday 20 March for the protection of our visitors and staff during the coronavirus outbreak.
Price: The Canal Museum: Adults - £4.75, Child (6-15) - £3.10, Under 5s – free, Concessions*- £3.80
Toilets: Toilets available during opening hours
We are delighted the waterside café at Stoke Bruerne has reopened three days a week but we do look a little different.
In England, visitors must wear a face covering by law, in all museum and attraction buildings. Visitors will be expected to wear a face-covering immediately before entering all buildings and must keep it on until they leave. Signage will be placed at all site entrances and exits (if different). Please refer to the government website for full details.
Currently the museum remains closed
We're following government guidelines and are making some changes to make sure that everyone who visits, works and volunteers in and around our museums and attractions can safely enjoy their day.
We will be offering a takeaway service of hot/cold drinks, ice-creams and pre-packed snacks and treats perfect for your picnic or walk whilst exploring the outdoors.
Although our museum & shop is closed you will still have the chance to pick up a gift or souvenir from a more limited range.
Please note car parking charges will apply but admission to the site is free.
Cafe open from Saturday 1 August 2020, 11am-3pm
Cafe open times: Friday/Saturday/Sunday 11am-3pm
Please read our FAQs before your visit.
As well as tables outside the museum, you'll find several down the towpath by the pounds (ponds)
There are lots of ducks here for the kids to feed (although, remember not to feed them bread!) And there's also a wonderful woodland walk nearby with interpretation panels and woodland statues along the path. And did we mention pond dipping? Find our how with our nature spotter's guide.
By car - follow the brown signs from the A508. We've a small pay and display car park:
By rail - Northampton and Milton Keynes are the nearest train stations
By bus - there are new bus routes that will bring you to Stoke Bruerne from Northampton and Milton Keynes
By bike - we’re a very bicycle-friendly here (just remember to share the space of course). You'll find dedicated bicycle parking, free water refills in our cafe and puncture repair kits in our shop (we hope you won't need to buy one though!)
By boat - see 'Boating through Stoke Bruerne' for mooring maps, services and other useful details
There's events for everyone at the Canal Museum, Stoke Bruerne. From our very popular Village at War event - the highlight of our year - to floating markets, workshops and themed weekends, and lots more...