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 currently closed. The canal side towpath is open - wrap up warm - come along and enjoy being by the water.
Price: The Canal Museum will be reopening in spring with free admission.
Toilets: Toilets available during opening hours.
The Canal Museum is currently closed for refurbishment. We're looking forward to welcoming you back in the spring of 2021.
Although our museum, café & gift shop are closed for now, it's a beautiful place for exploring the outdoors, with historic locks and a woodland walk.
Please note car parking charges will apply but admission to the site is free.
As well as tables outside the museum, you'll find several down the towpath by the pounds (ponds).
Look out for swans, herons, ducks, coots and more, but remember not to feed the ducks bread! Download our duck activity guide to find out more. Spot butterflies on our woodland walk or warblers at the nearby Stoke Bruerne Brick Pits Nature Reserve. And did we mention pond dipping?
Find out 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 café 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...