Foxton Canal Museum

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ADDRESS: Middle Lock
Gumley Road
Market Harborough
TELEPHONE: 0116 2792 657
Foxton Canal Museum
Foxton Canal Museum is fun, children of all ages love it. The Museum fulfills the Trust's educational role and records the history and research carried out by Trust members.
Models, interactive displays, and a wide range of waterway artifacts tell the story of the lift, the Locks, the waterways and the people who lived on the canals. 

The Museum was opened in 1989 and is situated in the Boiler House of the lift which was reconstructed by Trust Volunteers. The Museum tells the story of the lift and canals it served, conserving the history for the benefit of all.  The Staff consist of a full time keeper supported by volunteers. Museum staff and volunteers research the history of the lift and local canals.   We are proud to say that the Museum has won a number of awards, amongst them 3 Leicestershire Heritage Awards and a highly commended in the prestigious, nationally based, Gulbenkian Awards.   The Museum is Accredited with the MLA and a member of several Museum organizations, including the Leicestershire and Rutland Museums Forum.