Navigation House

This original canal company office, built in 1838, is now an impressive, refurbished grade two listed building that stands in the old public wharf area, now known as Navigation Yard. 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 and its significant impact on Sleaford’s history. 

The charming retail space stocks gift items as well as items handmade by local producers. Please click here for more information about our Pop Up Stand scheme, and see who we currently stock.

There are interactive exhibits, displays and film footage providing interest for all ages. Adjacent to the National Centre for Craft and Design for refreshments and toilet facilities. Group and school visits welcome by prior arrangement.


Opening Times

Open: All year.
1 Apr to 31 Oct Monday to Friday 12 to 4pm.
Saturdays and Sundays 11am to 4.30pm.
Bank Holidays 11am to 4pm.
1 Nov to 31 Mar: Saturdays and Sundays 12 to 4pm.



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Navigation Wharf
Carre Street
NG34 7TW

Disabled Access

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