Tells the story of Foxton Locks, one of the top sites on the canal, with a ten lock staircase and remains of the steam driven Victorian barge lift. Explore the history of the lift, locks and lives associated with Foxton Locks.
- Souvenir Shop
- Part disabled access
Foxton Inclined Plane Trust
Middle Lock Gumley Road Foxton Leicestershire LE16 7RA
Summer Daily 1000-1700 (Sat from 1100); Winter Sat-Sun 1100-1600.
By Bus: 44 short walk from village.
By Rail: Market Harborough / 3.5 miles
Foxton Locks is one of the top sites on the canal, with a 10 lock staircase and remains of the steam driven Victorian Barge lift. The Museum tells the story of the locks, lift and local waterways. The unique 10 lock staircase with side ponds are 200 years old. Up to 50 boats a day pass through the locks. The boat lift opened in 1900 as part of a scheme to widen the canal. The museum uses modern interactive displays to tell the local story and that the wider inland waterways.
The museum has won several awards and we have regular temporary exhibitions so every visit can be different.
We also hold a substantial waterways archive.