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image for Festival item typeGU 200 at Foxton Locks

  • VistEngland VAQAS
  • Quality Tourism in Leicestershire
  • MLA's Museum Accreditation Scheme sets out nationally agreed standards for museums in the UK
  • Leicestershire and Rutland Heritage Forum
  • Self-assessed Accessibility Information

Festival, free entry

VAQAS MLA ACCREDITED MUSEUM LEICS & RUTLAND HERITAGE FORUM, QLTY TOURISM IN LEICESTERSHIRE

The BoilerHouse, Foxton

The BoilerHouse, Foxton

Contact

Mike Beech

0116 279 2657

Address

Gumley Road,
Foxton,
Market Harborough,
Leicestershire,
LE16 7RA

Details

The Canal from Norton Junction near Daventry to Foxton is 200 years old. On Saturday 8th August a party of VIPs will travel on a boat from Crick to Foxton just as they did 200 years ago. Other boats will travel with them.

Outside the Museum at the Locks veracious stalls will help to make it a party.

On Sunday we will have some special children's activities with CRT explorers and some music.

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled toiletsEducation/study areaFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsGift shopOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic sitePostboxPublic toiletsWelcome HostAccepts groupsFacilities for corporate hospitality

Children welcomeDisabled accessDogs acceptedSmoking not allowed

Opening details

open 11 - 5 each day. if you are a boat owner wishing to join the parade please contact us.

Prices

Free entry

the event is free however the museum entry special offer of £2.50 for adults applies.

Directions

See location of Foxton Locks on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: SP 691895  Lat: 52.49975 Long: -0.98263

Follow the brown signs from the A6-B6047 roundabout near Market Harborough. From junction 20 of M1, follow A4304 to Lubenham and turn left at brown sign.

Bus services: 44, RR2 (Rural Rider).

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport: 4 miles from Market Harborough station

Facilities

  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • PostboxPostbox
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Welcome HostWelcome Host
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Dogs acceptedDogs accepted
  • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details

Parking

  • YesDesignated parking for guests with disabilities
    • YesWithin 50 metres approx. of entrance
  • The surface of the car park and pathway leading to entrance:
    • Yesis solid
    • Yesis gravel
  • YesDrop-off point for guests outside entrance
  • The route from the parking area to the entrance:
    • YesIs flat (i.e. without steps)
    • YesHas a ramp

Food

  • YesLevel access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift to cafeteria
  • YesSeating suitable for wheelchair users, ie moveable and good height for person sitting in a wheelchair
  • YesHigh chairs for children

Notes

  • Foxton Locks has several elements to it all managed separately. The Locks are on a hill, so wheelchair users may need assistants. Wherever possible we strive to provide good access. If you have any questions please ring the Museum for advice on 0116 2792657

Public Areas

  • Level access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift:
    • YesFrom the entrance to reception / ticket area
    • YesTo a specially adapted public toilet suitable for wheelchair users
    • YesTo the gift shop
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • YesBaby changing facilities

General

  • YesSeating available for visitors with limited mobility
  • YesRoutes/pathways suitable for wheelchair users or visitors with limited mobility