The Canal Museum, Stoke Bruerne

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  • A bit of grubby towpath, a tunnel, and possibly the worst museum I have ever come across. The kids were interested with the boats moored along the towpath, but any attempt to spend a day here is wishf...  more »
  • Decided to visit the Museum on a day in early December. The Museum was very interesting and they had concessions which was a bonus. Do not agree with the £3.00 parking fee which is on top of the admis...  more »
  • Lots of variety of exhibits. Friendly staff. Great value. Padding because Trip Advisor asked for it.Padding because Trip Advisor asked for it. Padding because Trip Advisor asked for it.Padding because...  more »
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  • Such a relaxing place to take a stroll, great pubs, Cafe, interesting museum, with information all about the canals and old machinery/ photographs. Boat trips (set times) and remember the lovely ducks and really friendly swans! take some food for them too, they will eat out of your hands, ENJOY YOUR STROLL
  • The Canal Museum is a small but fascinating insight into Canal history in a quaint village setting beside the Grand Union canal. It has a wide collection of exhibits which includes a narrow boat and loads of old photographs and canalia- you can get a good impression of how the canal network was built and what life was like for the people who lived and worked on the canal network
  • A short but pleasant and informative boat ride into the mouth of the Blisworth Tunnel followed by superb lunch in The Boat Inn. The canal towpath has been beautifully maintained and is screaming out to be walked along but plenty of seating if you just want to sit and watch the world (and boats) go by.
  • Not very good. The free museum in Banbury tells you more about canals with some excellent interactive models of locks and bridges etc. This is mostly old bits of metalwork in glass cases, plus the ghastly twee castles and roses on everything.
  • A fascinating small museum on the theme of the Grand Union Canal, which was dug during the industrial revolution in England around 200 years ago, and links London with Birmingham. It is the backbone of the English canal system. You can see many historical exhibits in the museum and watch boats go through the locks outside.
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