The Canal & River Trust museum at Stoke Bruerne, home to a collection of waterway artefacts that tell the story of Britain’s canals, is now open to visitors seven days a week throughout spring and summer.
Founded in 1963, the museum is housed in a restored corn mill at the top of a flight of canal locks on the Grand Union Canal. Visitors to the museum, which is run by staff and volunteers, can follow the story of Britain’s canals, from the great engineers and navvies who created them to the boat families, leggers and lock keepers who lived and worked on the canal.
During the winter months, when the museum was closed, the team of volunteers have been busy checking and cataloguing the historic exhibits, carefully cleaning each item before it is put back on display for another year.
Louise Stockwin, museum manager: “Stoke Bruerne is a wonderful place to visit throughout the year and we are delighted the museum is back open all week so visitors can discover the history of our wonderful waterways seven days a week.
“Once you’ve had a trip around the museum you can pop to the café and enjoy a warming cup of tea and a slice of delicious cake before heading off for a nice relaxing stroll along the canal.”
The museum is open daily from 10am – 5pm with entry for adults at £4.75, Children (6-15) – £3.10, Under 5s are free and Concessions are £3.80. A family ticket is £12.00 (2 adults 2 children).