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The BoilerHouse at Foxton Locks

Middle Lock Gumley Road | Foxton Leicestershire, Foxton, Market Harborough LE16 7RA, England
+44 116 279 2657
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Called in here on our visit to the area. Run by volunteer. It has some multimedia formats to pass... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
helstravels
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middlesbrough
Very informative and interactive

The Museum brings to life, life on the locks in this area throughout history. You come away with a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Lynne M
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Castlemaine, Australia
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Set at at the middle of the Famous Foxton Locks site, The BoilerHouse uses fun and films to support its historic collection of artifacts, to tell the story of Foxton Locks and The inclined Plane Boat Lift. Previously 'Foxton Canal Museum' we reopened in April 2015 after a major Arts Council funded refurbishment. We now have films, a unique 'boiler game' and several screens telling the story. you can also download the Foxton App, this brings the lift and history alive out on site, the full app is £3.99 but it lets one adult into the BoilerHouse for Free! Children love the Boiler Game and the play boat, but the children are often old enough to retire! Wheelchair access is good, but you may need assistance as the site is quite steep. give us a call if you want advice. School parties and group visits welcome. Visit our website for more information.
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Hours Today: 11:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Middle Lock Gumley Road | Foxton Leicestershire, Foxton, Market Harborough LE16 7RA, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Called in here on our visit to the area. Run by volunteer. It has some multimedia formats to pass the information .. only three quid for entry Worth a look in on your trail. In. Here is a good place to start our trail as...More

Thank helstravels
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Museum brings to life, life on the locks in this area throughout history. You come away with a much better understanding of the engineering feats used to create both the stepped lock and the now defunct lock lift and the life of the people...More

Thank Lynne M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Aimed largely at children this museum gives a good interpretation of the inclined plane that replaced the 10 Foxton locks for a decade last century. Much hands on activities and computer generated visualisation of this enormous engineering achievement.

Thank riponian1
Penny A, Manager at The BoilerHouse at Foxton Locks, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your review.

Reviewed 14 May 2017

If you are at Foxton Locks, make sure you visit the Boiler House museum. There is so much to see, including videos, artifacts and interactive display's. For such a small museum it is next level, the staff are so passionate about what they do and...More

Thank Secret S
Penny A, Manager at The BoilerHouse at Foxton Locks, responded to this reviewResponded 15 May 2017

Hi! Thank you for your review. It means a lot to us as we are very proud of our little museum. Kind regards Penny

Reviewed 7 May 2017 via mobile

Fantastic little museum with lots of interactive exhibits. Super friendly staff who went out of their way to explain exhibits to us and encourage play. £3 for adults (ticket lasts a year if Gift Aided), children free and £1 for very informative brochure. Reasonably priced...More

Thank Jade H
Penny A, Manager at The BoilerHouse at Foxton Locks, responded to this reviewResponded 8 May 2017

Hi Thank you for your review. We're really pleased you enjoyed our little museum. We look forward to seeing you again. Kind regards Penny

Reviewed 5 May 2017

We popped in and were surprised at how much was in the small museum. It contains artefacts and history of the incline plane, now long gone. The videos showing the construction and operation of the plane were fascinating.

Thank Pinkertonx
Penny A, Manager at The BoilerHouse at Foxton Locks, responded to this reviewResponded 7 May 2017

Dear Pinkertonx, Thank you for your lovely review. I glad you enjoyed our museum. Kind regards Penny

Reviewed 26 April 2017

The Boiler House is an interesting way to learn all about the boat lift which was only in use for 10 years. It is interactive and good for all the family. Well worth a visit.

Thank Linda C
Mike B, Keeper at The BoilerHouse at Foxton Locks, responded to this reviewResponded 1 May 2017

Thanks for the response. new displays will be unveiled in July so please pop back.

Reviewed 27 March 2017

Good place to visit as part of an overall visit to Foxton Locks. It is a small museum but good things to see and for children to do. Well worth a visit.

Thank BobStamford
Reviewed 14 March 2017

A good attraction for children and adults alike. there's a good film and practical things to do. Well worth a visit.

Thank mike_major
Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

A nice small museum set into the old boiler house of the foxton lift. It does well showing how the locks and lift worked, and a little bit about the history of the canal. This film could be lengthened and made more detailed as a...More

Thank Duckula
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Michael H
Can I drive to the door to drop off mother aged 101?
24 March 2016|
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Response from MilanGyanwali | Reviewed this property |
Hello Michael, You can drive right to the Foxton Locks but not to the BoilerHouse. Regards, Milan
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