The Science behind the Boat Lift and Locks


We are looking for volunteers to help run workshops looking at the engineering and science of the boat lift and locks at Foxton Locks. The workshops will be using simple machines to demonstrate the forces that were used to operation this incredible piece of Victorian engineering. The workshops are aimed at families and primary school children.

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The Science behind the Boat Lift and the Locks

March 9, 2024

As part of British Week, Foxton Canal Museum will be running workshops to look at the principals of simple machines and how they were used together to operate the unique inclined plane boat lift.

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