The Kennet and Avon Canal Museum

Working model of Claverton Pumping Station at the Kennet & Avon Canal Museum
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The museum tells the story of the creation, restoration and re-opening of the waterway link between the Thames and Bristol, through the people involved with planning, building, working and restoring the Kennet and Avon Canal. Combine a visit with a canalside walk to the scenic Caen Hill lock flight. We have a canal oriented shop.

Venue Type:

Museum, Transport heritage site

Opening hours

March - October
Mon - Sun 10.00-17.00

Nov - February
Mon - Sun 10.00-16.00

Admission charges

Adults: £2.75 (Gift Aided £3)
Seniors: £2.00 (Gift Aid £2.20)
Children: £1.00
Kennet & Avon Canal Trust Members: Free

School Groups — Children (each) £1.00.
Teachers & helpers — free.

Additional info

Groups can phone to arrange a talk and/or walk

The museum collections include artefacts, papers, photographs and memorabilia relating to the Kennet and Avon Canal along it's 87 mile length through Berkshire, Wiltshire and Somerset since the canals inception over 200 years ago

Collection details

Trade and Commerce, Social History, Science and Technology, Inland Waterways, Industry

Key artists and exhibits

  • Berkshire
  • Wiltshire
  • Somerset

The Kennet and Avon Canal Museum
Devizes Wharf
Couch Lane
SN10 1EB




01380 721279

01380 729489


01380 727870

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