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The canal museum at Foxton Locks has become among the first in the UK to receive a prestigious new award.

The Foxton Canal Museum has received a Museum Accreditation certificate from Arts Council England recognising its commitment to managing its collections effectively for the enjoyment and benefit of visitors.

Mike Beech, keeper of the Museum said, It is delightful to receive this recognition of the hard work put in to our museum.

For an opportunity to visit the Foxton Canal Museum start your Canal Boat Holiday from Union Wharf in Market Harborough.

At Foxton on the Leicester line of the Grand Union Canal there is a flight of staircase locks.

Feel a real sense of achievement as you and your crew navigate your way through the locks.

The well stocked canal side shop offers you groceries as well as the traditional Roses and Castles Canalware, made and handpainted on site.

Stop for a cream tea in the canal side cafe or for a well deserved pint in the Foxton Locks Inn.

Spend a couple of hours watching the colourful Canal Boats passing through the locks.

Visit the award winning museum and learn more about the locks and how they were built.

Buy the Foxton Locks Trail Map from the teashop and follow the trail answering the quiz as you go .

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The beautiful canals of England and Wales wind their way through a variety of interesting and distinctive locations offering you the chance to stop off and investigate further at a mooring of your choice or to simply continue cruising onto the next destination.
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