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Canal Museum, Stoke Bruerne
Stoke Bruerne
NN12 7SE
Telephone: 01604 862229
Fax: 01604 864199
Email: canal.museum@thewaterwaystrust.co.uk

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Overview of collections

The collection focuses on the local and regional canals relating to the Grand Union and associated waterways, both historically and with regard to the leisure market.
All items donated or loaned are accessioned through the National Waterways Museum.

Overview of how collections are displayed

The displays include working models, videos, pictorial and three-dimensional displays bring to life the unique 200 year old story of our waterway transport system - complemented by the living canal outside with its flight of locks and Blisworth Tunnel. Through the history of the canals in the locality, the Museum reveals the amazing feats of engineering that created Britain's original waterways. Depictions of the harsh reality of canal life in the 19th century contrast with the traditional colourful decoration and shining brasses of our waterway heritage.
Collection Descriptions
Costume and Textiles Collection (Canal Museum, Stoke Bruerne)
Collection of textiles related to the inland waterways.
Decorative and Applied Arts Collection (Canal Museum, Stoke Bruerne)
Collection of ceramics, glass and painted ware associated with the inland waterways.
Library and Archives Collection (Canal Museum, Stoke Bruerne)
The current national collection on canals includes plans, maps, registers, documents, photographic material, periodic...
Science and Industry Collection (Canal Museum, Stoke Bruerne)
Collection of tools and industry related items.
Transport Collection (Canal Museum, Stoke Bruerne)
The collection held by the National Waterways Museum contains over 100 boats on several sites, of which over half are...

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