Foxton Canal Museum


Foxton Canal Museum
Foxton Canal Museum

As the days lengthen and spring breathes new life into the landscape, Foxton Canal Museum invites you to embark on a journey of discovery and creativity. The museum promises a diverse array of events that cater to all ages and interests. From hands-on science workshops to captivating photography exhibitions and family-friendly Easter activities.

British Science Week Workshops (16 and 17 March)

In celebration of British Science Week, Foxton Canal Museum is hosting hands-on workshops that delve into the fascinating science behind the Inclined Boat Lift.

Engage your curiosity and explore the principles that make this engineering marvel a testament to ingenuity. These workshops offer a unique opportunity to unravel the mysteries of canal engineering.

Gill Shaw’s Photography Exhibition (16 March – 7 April)

Step into a world of visual storytelling as the museum unveils a breath-taking photography exhibition by the award-winning photographer Gill Shaw. Through her lens, witness the lives, traditions and landscapes of the boating community in and around London. The exhibition is a poignant celebration of human spirit and canal life.

Tuesday Tours

For those eager to explore the remnants of the inclined plane, Tuesday Tours at Foxton Canal Museum are set to resume at Easter. Accompanied by knowledgeable guides, visitors will venture onto the remains of the inclined plane. You can gain insights into the history and engineering feats that shaped the canal landscape.

Artistic Inspirations (Easter – October)

Calling all budding artists! Foxton Canal Museum is offering art packs for aspiring creatives to borrow. Set against the picturesque backdrop of Foxton Locks, channel your inner artist and create a masterpiece inspired by the beauty and history that surrounds you. It’s an invitation to blend creativity with the rich cultural tapestry of the canal.

Easter Trail (during Easter holidays)

Families are in for a treat during the Easter holidays with a specially curated Easter Trail around Foxton Locks. Explore the scenic surroundings, solve clues, and enjoy quality time with loved ones as you unravel the mysteries hidden along the canal. It’s a perfect way to combine outdoor exploration with festive fun.

Penny Arscott