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Navigation House

Navigation Wharf Carre Street | Carre Street, Sleaford NG34 7TW, England
+44 1529 305904
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This is a unique building and luckily was saved from complete dereliction by a big grant. The... read more

Reviewed 10 October 2017
lottie49
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Grimsby, United Kingdom
Very well worth a visit

Having visited the Sleaford Museum and had lunch, I had time on my hands so I decided to visit... read more

Reviewed 19 July 2017
Ken C
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Boston, United Kingdom
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This impressive, refurbished original canal company office, built in 1838, is a Grade-II listed building standing in the old public wharf area, now known as Navigation Yard, off Carre Street. The building, thought to be the only one of its kind still in existence, has a heritage theme covering the early development of the new River Slea and portrays the story of the Navigation in Sleaford.
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Navigation Wharf Carre Street | Carre Street, Sleaford NG34 7TW, England
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"two floors"
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Reviewed 10 October 2017

This is a unique building and luckily was saved from complete dereliction by a big grant. The building is a nice stone one with lovely window lintels,some of which are slightly crooked due to subsidence. There is some good displays well explaned .Lots of different...More

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North Kesteven D, Tourism & Marketing Assistant at Navigation House, responded to this reviewResponded 20 October 2017

Thank for taking the time to write your review. Navigation House is a hidden gem in Sleaford and enjoy sharing the story of the town. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

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Reviewed 19 July 2017

Having visited the Sleaford Museum and had lunch, I had time on my hands so I decided to visit Navigation House. It's ANOTHER Gem tucked away just off Carre St. Navigation House was built in 1838 for the Sleaford Navigation Company. As the name suggests,...More

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Reviewed 13 April 2017

Free Admission. Close to Town Centre. Well worth a visit - knowledgeable and witty staff (12/04/17) explained about the history of the town and how the old house (the Canal Superintendents Office) was rescued when derelict. Full of guides for Town and area, lots for...More

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North Kesteven D, Tourism & Marketing Assistant at Navigation House, responded to this reviewResponded 18 April 2017

Thank you for taking the time to write your review. We're pleased you enjoyed your visit and look forward to seeing you again soon.

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Reviewed 25 October 2016

This place really explains how it all worked in Sleaford during the Industrial Revolution to the early 20th Century

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North Kesteven D, Owner at Navigation House, responded to this reviewResponded 8 November 2016

Thank you for taking the time to review Navigation House. Sleaford Navigation was a vital part of Sleaford's history and we endeavour to pass on our important heritage.

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Reviewed 13 September 2016

Visited Navigation House and visitor centre as part of the Heritage Open Day in September. We didn't know about it before. The member of staff was very friendly and welcoming and gave us a brief history of what the house was originally used for and...More

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North Kesteven D, Owner at Navigation House, responded to this reviewResponded 23 September 2016

Thank you for your kind comments. Navigation House is one of our 'little gems' with more going on inside than people sometimes think! I have passed your kind comments on to our member of staff. If you are in the area again in the next...More

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Reviewed 25 July 2016

The river and surrounding nice, river walk pretty. We had been told that this attraction was dog friendly but unfortunately dogs are not allowed in so we had to split up to visit not what we wanted really.

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Reviewed 22 March 2016 via mobile

Lovely little museum, definitely worth a visit if in the area. A nice walk up the river to the water mill too, especially on a sunny day

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Reviewed 1 November 2015

This is quite a small museum and there aren't many relics on display. Most of the museum is made up of information boards, some of which are quite interesting, and there are some good interactive things for the kids. Free admission so do pop in...More

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Reviewed 18 July 2015

Most enjoyable visit! We were given a warm welcome and historical guide by the charming lady on duty - who also pointed us to a nearby pub with a 2 for £10 lunch deal! Thank you!

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