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Opening times

1st April 2009 to 31st October 2009
Open daily, 10am - 5pm

1st November 2009 to 31st March 2010
Wednesday to Friday, 11am - 3pm
Saturdays and Sundays, 11am - 4pm

How to find us

The museum is on the canal towpath in the heart of Stoke Bruerne village.

The Canal Museum
Stoke Bruerne
Nr Towcester
NN12 7SE

Click here for a map

By road
South of Northampton. 10 minutes from the M1 (J15) and the A5. Brown signs from the A508.

By rail & bus
The nearest train stations are Northampton and Milton Keynes.

Car parking
Pay and display car parking is available next to the Museum.


  • Adult £4.75
  • Concession* £3.80
  • Child (5-16)£2.75
  • Under 5s free
  • Family Tickets £12.00 (two adults,grandparent and up to three children)

Click here for information about group visits to Stoke Bruerne.

If you are a UK taxpayer you can convert your admission price into a gift-aided donation. This will enable us to claim an additional 25p in every pound from the Inland Revenue without any additional cost to you.

 * Concessions = registered disabled, unemployed or on state benefit; over 60s and students. 

Season tickets

With our annual season ticket you can visit time and time again at no extra cost for one year. We will also send you newsletter with advance information on events and activities.

  • Adult £7.50
  • Child £5.50 (up to 16 years of age)
  • Senior Citizen £6.50 
  • Family £22.00 (two adults and up to three children)


There is wheelchair access from the car park to the canal towpath and toilet facilities.

There is also ramped access to the café and shop on the ground floor. We are sorry that at present the museum galleries, which are situated on the first and second floor, do not have wheelchair access.

However, we do offer visitors who unable to visit the upstairs galleries a short film showcasing the museum, and two other films, one featuring early archive footage of the Grand Union Canal from London to Birmingham and a second which is an evocative celebration of canals in the 1970s.

Blind or visually impaired visitors 
The museum has a tactile map of Stoke Bruerne. There is also an audio trail that is designed to be used either with the tactile map, or whilst walking the towpath.

Ask at the museum or click here to download a copy.


Group visits

Other things to do near by

Stoke Bruerne Home


Painted ware at Stoke Bruerne.
The Canal Museum, Stoke Bruerne.
Rosie and Jim have coffee and cake at the museum.


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