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Tunnel Lamp for a Narrow Boat, the only one of its kind in captivity.
Tunnel Lamp for a Narrow Boat, the only one of its kind in captivity.
Foxton Locks, the museum is halfway down the locks.
Foxton Locks, the museum is halfway down the locks.
The Barge lift in 1900
The Barge lift in 1900
boats going down the locks in winter
boats going down the locks in winter
Arial view of the locks and lift site.
Arial view of the locks and lift site.
Inside the museum, it looks different now and changes every year.
Inside the museum, it looks different now and changes every year.

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.

Facilities

  • Parking
  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop
  • Part disabled access

Operator

Foxton Inclined Plane Trust

Address

Middle Lock Gumley Road Foxton Leicestershire LE16 7RA

  • 0116 279 2657
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  • View website

Open days

Summer Daily 1000-1700 (Sat from 1100); Winter Sat-Sun 1100-1600.

Travel

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. 

Events

Sat 16th - Sun 17th Jun 2018: Foxton Locks Festival

Foxton Locks, Foxton, Nr Market Harborough, Leicestershire, LE16 7RA.
Tel: 0116 2792 657.

Inland Waterways

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