I did some work recently for Foxton Canal Museum. This is run by the Foxton Inclined Plane Trust and is based at Foxton Locks in Leicestershire. It’s a great little museum with a wide range of artefacts relating to the history of canals, locks and people who worked and lived on the canals. Central to the displays and collections are models and displays relating to the inclined plane boat and barge lift, an amazing feat of engineering that lifted boats and barges up the steep hill at Foxton, so avoiding the ten locks that Foxton is famous for. Also housing an extensive archive of photographs, books and letters, the museum welcomes researchers into this aspect of social and engineering history.
The museum is open every day in the summer and weekends only in the winter. Come along if you’re in the area!