The BoilerHouse

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
  • Gift Shop
  • Refreshments
  • Part Disabled Access

Photos

Full Description

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. 

Contact & Location

Operator:Foxton Inclined Plane Trust
Address:Middle Lock
Gumley Road
Foxton
Leicestershire LE16 7RA
Contacts: 0116 279 2657
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Open days: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

This entry was last updated on 23rd February 2017