Kennet & Avon Canal Trust Museum

Devizes Wharf, Couch Lane, Devizes, Wiltshire, SN10 1EB
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Visitors to the museum can discover the fascinating story of this delightful waterway, its construction, use and subsequent near demise and the work done in recent times to restore it.

The Kennet and Avon Trust Museum is located in a restored Bonded Warehouse at Devizes Wharf which dates back to 1810 and was used as a grain store and later as a bonded warehouse for the towns wine merchants

This historic building houses an absorbing collection of canal memorabilia and artefacts which together tell the story of how and why the canal was originally built,

The history of who used it, how it became derelict, why it was restored and by whom.

In the Reception area, a wall display explains how the canals were used during World War 1 and 2, including written accounts from locals who lived through the Second World War and saw first-hand how it affected the canal.

Inside the Museum, there are information displays, working models, artefacts, paintings and photographs collected from along 87 miles of the Kennet and Avon Canal, all providing a fascinating glimpse of the life of the canal from the 19th right up to the 21st century.

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Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Unit 1 - Free AdmissionFree

Entry by donation only, for group bookings please call the office.

Map & Directions



  • All Areas Accessible to Disabled Visitors
  • Guide Dogs Permitted
  • Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors
  • Ramp / Level Access

Establishment Features

  • Shop

Key Features

  • Indoor Attraction
  • No Smoking Attraction

Parking & Transport

  • On site parking
  • Parking (charge)

Payment Methods

  • Groups Accepted - Essential to prebook. Groups of more than 25 people can be sub-divided. Please phone to book a free assessment visit.
  • Maestro accepted
  • MasterCard accepted
  • Max group size - 25
  • Min group size - 10
  • Open by appointment outside normal opening times - Please phone to arrange with museum staff.
  • Visa accepted
  • Visa Debit accepted

Tours and Demonstrations

  • Guided Tours Available for Groups - Pre booking required for guided tours.

Opening Times

2018-2019 (1 Jan 2018 - 31 Dec 2019)

* Open all year 10:00-16:00. Last entry to museum is 45 minutes before closing time.
Open most bank holidays when cafe is open, but please check opening times and days at these times.


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