Stoke Bruerne Canal Museum

Stoke Bruerne stands on the Grand Junction Canal (now called the Grand Union Canal), just south of the 2794 m Blisworth Tunnel, and the canal resembles a village street running through a lock between cottages, inns and workshops. The museum was established as a private venture by Jack James, the lock keeper from 1947 until 1962, and is now linked to the National Waterways Museum at Gloucester. Its displays relate to canals all over England, but it also includes track from the primitive railway that ran over the nearby hill before Blisworth Tunnel was completed. Walks from the museum can include the tunnel mouth, with buildings used for maintaining steam tugs, a canalside brickyard, a stretch of canal lined with stone block sleepers from the railway, and ventilation towers and spoil tips above the tunnel.

Stoke Bruerne Canal Museum
Bridge Road
NN12 7SE Stoke Bruerne
United Kingdom
+44 (0) 1604 - 862229