Stoke Bruerne Canal Museum

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Stoke Bruerne Canal Museum

Stoke Bruerne Canal Museum, part of England's National Waterways Museum, is a canal museum located next to the Grand Union Canal just south of the Blisworth Tunnel, near the village of Stoke Bruerne in Northamptonshire. It is about 10 miles (16 km) north of Milton Keynes and 7 miles (11 km) south of Northampton near junction 15 of the M1 motorway.

The museum has exhibits on the history of canals, and is a popular tourist attraction. It's housed in a restored corn mill at the top of a flight of canal locks. The museum tells the story of Britain's inland waterways and the people who worked on them. It provides an insight into the transport system which was fundamental to the industrial revolution in Britain. There are working models and 3-D displays including a model of the short-lived inclined-plane mechanical lift at Foxton in Leicestershire. The museum has a shop and café. It has a school/activity room available for educational visits.

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Coordinates: 52°08′35″N 0°54′54″W / 52.143°N 0.915°W / 52.143; -0.915