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The BoilerHouse at Foxton Locks

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Excellent information.

A really good place to get the local history and the wonders of the engineering. This is a real... read more

Reviewed 17 August 2018
PadiP
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Poole, United Kingdom
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Nice little traditional museum, well worth a visit

We had 45 mins to wait before descending the locks, so popped into this museum. Admission was... read more

Reviewed 25 July 2018
John G
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Manningtree, United Kingdom
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Set at at the middle of the Famous Foxton Locks site, The BoilerHouse uses fun and animated films in support its historic collection of artifacts, to tell the story of Foxton Locks and The inclined Plane Boat Lift. 'Canal Museum@The BoilerHousse...more
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Middle Lock Gumley Road | Foxton Leicestershire, Foxton, Market Harborough LE16 7RA, England
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

Want to know about the Inclined Plane, locks and canals then the BoilerHouse has it all in a compact but very well laid out exhibits hall. Seperated into different zones you can receive the details from well compiled and clear presentations Youngsters and the more...More

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Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 5 April 2014 via mobile

When we paid to enter, we didn't realise just how small the museum was (one room) and we didn't think it was worth the entry fee despite the opportunity once a gift aid form was completed to return as often as you want for next...More

1  Thank VWEB1
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A little gem. Do check your visit to the locks to coincide with the museum opening so that you can learn all about the importance of this staircase. For just £3 admission you will get a lot of information and canal enthusiasts may delight (as...More

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

Thank you so much for your review. We're really pleased you enjoyed the museum.

Reviewed 20 August 2018

Nice little museum, but a few too many of the "interactive" exhibits were out of order. Worth taking a little time to talk to the informative staff.More

Thank Richard P
Penny A, Manager at The BoilerHouse at Foxton Locks, responded to this reviewResponded 21 August 2018

Thank you for your review. We will be addressing the problems with our 2 interactives that aren't working properly over the next few weeks. They do function but need the staff to help with them. I'm pleased you found our staff informative. We are all...More

Reviewed 19 August 2018

Good food, fun atmosphere, great view of the locks. The fish and chips were a 4 out of 5, but the drinks, burgers, and nachos were PERFECT.

Thank Charles P
Penny A, Manager at The BoilerHouse at Foxton Locks, responded to this reviewResponded 21 August 2018

Hi, Thanks for the review but we're a museum and we don't do food. I presume you went to the Foxton Locks Inn. Kind regards Penny

Reviewed 17 August 2018 via mobile

A really good place to get the local history and the wonders of the engineering. This is a real find.

Thank PadiP
Reviewed 25 July 2018

We had 45 mins to wait before descending the locks, so popped into this museum. Admission was reasonable and it was manned by volunteers which is always nice. Not a large museum, but full of interesting and relevant canal history, models, photos and displays. Good...More

1  Thank John G
Penny A, General Manager at The BoilerHouse at Foxton Locks, responded to this reviewResponded 1 August 2018

Dear John, Thank you so much for your review. We are really pleased that you enjoyed the museum and found our gift shop reasonable. Kind regards Penny

Reviewed 14 May 2018

QUAINT LITTLE BUILDING OFFERING TEA , coffee & various snacks / ice creams, i had a pasty for luch , tasty & not too expensive.

Thank Martin H
Penny A, General Manager at The BoilerHouse at Foxton Locks, responded to this reviewResponded 1 August 2018

Hi, This is the Canal Museum page. The tea room is run by the Foxton Locks Inn. Kind regards Penny

Reviewed 12 May 2018

The building used to house the 5 HP pump which powered the adjacent 'Inclined Plane' now sadly dismantled. The museum has great photographs and diagrams explaining how the 'Inclined Plane' worked. A marvel of Victoria Engineering. The museum is run by the Inclined Plane Trust...More

Thank SKE686
Penny A, Manager at The BoilerHouse at Foxton Locks, responded to this reviewResponded 13 May 2018

Thank you for your review and thank you for visiting us. We appreciate every bit of support our visitors can give.

Reviewed 21 April 2018 via mobile

but interesting canal museum and gift shop. £3 to go in but children go free. Well worth a look but can get busy! We enjoyed it though!

Thank Ian S
Penny A, General Manager at The BoilerHouse at Foxton Locks, responded to this reviewResponded 1 August 2018

Thank you for your review

Reviewed 13 December 2017

The museum has improved enormously since our last visit. It is much brighter, has more interesting articles and interactive features fir everyone. The new exhibition space is a great idea and currently has an excellent photography exhibition!

Thank sminnes
Penny A, General Manager at The BoilerHouse at Foxton Locks, responded to this reviewResponded 1 August 2018

Thank you for your review.

Reviewed 12 November 2017

Great explanation of canals and the inclined plane great for Children too, hope the site comes back into use again

Thank markantonybarret
Penny A, General Manager at The BoilerHouse at Foxton Locks, responded to this reviewResponded 1 August 2018

Thank you for your review!

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Michael H
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Response from MGyanwali | Reviewed this property |
Hello Michael, You can drive right to the Foxton Locks but not to the BoilerHouse. Regards, Milan
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