We love and care for your canals and rivers, because everyone deserves a place to escape.

Groups and school visits

Whether it’s a class-load of curious kids or your local pub quizzers genning up on some canal trivia, we can tailor your visit to The Canal Museum, Stoke Bruerne.

Explorer education volunteer, Olive, in lifejacket with pupils leaning on lock beam Explorer education volunteer, Olive, with pupils at lunch

Your group visit might include:

  • coffees and welcome talk on arrival in the Waterside café
  • museum visit including canal archive films
  • canal boat trip on historic boat Sculptor
  • canal-side walk (including audio guide option)
  • visit to our museum shop

Education Explorers' team

If you are a teacher, you can download our educational support information from our Explorers pages. You’ll get loads of support from our friendly team of Explorer education volunteers. They lead workshops to introduce your class to different aspects of the canal, take you on a history walk along the towpath, show you how the lock works and help bring a trip to the museum to life with stories and anecdotes.

Cubs and brownies

The Canal Museum and Stoke Bruerne village makes an ideal outing for Beavers, Cub Scouts, Rainbows and Brownies. Our Explorer education team can lead a water safety sessions if children are working towards their safety badge. We can even arrange for the museum to open in the early evening!

Grown-ups can learn too!

We also offer a wide range of hands-on learning opportunities for all ages. You can tailor our courses to meet your needs. Watch our local events listings for details on workshops, including traditional Roses and Castles painting weekends.

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You can visit the museum before confirming a class or group tour. Our team will be happy to help you devise a programme to suit your age group, time available, numbers of visitors and topic.

Book your group visit now

   
For coach trip visits:  group discounts for parties of 10 or more  

For school and children’s groups:
 
Up to 25 children £3.00 per head
Over 25 children  £2.75 per head
Workshops and activities led by the Explorer education team (including water safety sessions) Free
Accompanying adults for schools and children’s groups  Free

Plus: Free coach parking for pre-arranged visits
 
Email: stokebruerne@canalrivertrust.org.uk
Call: our bookings team on 01604 862229

Safety: You can use our risk assessment document for your own risk assessment when planning your visit.

Last date edited: 18 October 2017