The Boiler House at Foxton Locks

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Middle Lock Gumley Rd, Market Harborough LE16 7RA Middle Lock Gumley Rd, Market Harborough LE16 7RA Directions
Today 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM Open All Hours
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    10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

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Report | 2 months ago
Interesting and informative.
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Report | 4 months ago
An excellent little museum with lots of information on the locks and inclined plane, why it was built, how it was built, why it fell into disuse etc - all overlain with some excellent modern interpretations of what life would have been like during these times. A canal barge living area for the kids to explore and experience, stoking the boiler with pieces of coal to show how the inclined plane worked, brought things home - and the kids loved it! Very well-informed and helpful staff. Not to be missed!
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Report | 4 months ago
Foxton Locks is a fantastic day out, lots of history and engineering feats, set in lovely grounds with plenty of place to sit and picnic. There are 2 pubs both serving food, both beside the canal. Lots of boats and the chance to go on a boat trip. This place is very child and dog friendly. Excellent fun.
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Report | 4 months ago
I took four of my grandson ranging from 10_5yrs they absolutely love it they were asking people about their boats changing and watching locks,the museum was really good children friendly and enough space to run around and play football .
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Report | 4 months ago
it was interesting and interactive
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Report | 4 months ago
Lovely day out - had sunshine as a bonus - nice pub nearby
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Report | 7 months ago
Very disappointed Tiny museum with very little in it Not worth the money - should be a free facility
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Report | 7 months ago
Well put together history of the canal at Foxton. Something for young and old and felt like time well spent.
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Report | a year ago
Overpriced! very small museum, takes only about 15 mins to see everything. dissappointed. However, Foxton Locks is beautiful and well worth visiting.
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