Foxton Locks

Explore a place brimming with history and bursting with wildlife. See elegant brick bridges, a steep staircase of locks, the old canal company stables, lock keeper’s cottage and the remains of a gigantic boat lift. Meet characters from Foxton’s past and hear about the real Foxton, once a place of daily toil for working boat families; a place where great engineering minds and hard working hands have transformed the landscape.

It’s not all heritage that remains here, there’s flourishing wildlife, beautiful countryside views, boat trips, interactive interpretation, picnic areas, education trails and places to eat and drink.

Schools and groups are always welcome at Foxton Locks. There are many possibilities for areas of study, along with guided tours of the locks and museum. Please contact us if you are planning a visit and we can provide you with ideas on how to get the most out of your trip.

Venue Type:

Industrial heritage site, Ship or maritime heritage site, Garden, parklands or rural site

Opening hours

Foxton Locks is a canalside site and accessible all year round.

Foxton Locks
Gumley Road
LE16 7RA


Foxton Locks website

Education website


British Waterways Education Coordinator

01926 626150

All information is drawn from or provided by the venues themselves and every effort is made to ensure it is correct. Please remember to double check opening hours with the venue concerned before making a special visit.