Opening times: Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday, 10am-2pm
This original canal company office, built in 1838, is now an impressive, refurbished Grade II 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, the story of the Navigation and its significant impact on Sleaford’s history.
Interactive exhibits, displays and film footage make a lovely visit for all ages – you can even pick up some duck food and continue your experience along the riverside to Cogglesford Watermill.
Our knowledgeable staff will help you discover the area – collect some free leaflets and local information here, including the monthly Towpath.
The charming retail space stocks gift items as well as items handmade by local crafters.
If you would like to discuss selling your items in Navigation House please email us.
Events & Exhibitions
Have you ever wondered what was behind that grand front door?
Click the button below for a peek inside Navigation House, and learn some facts about local history and the impact of the Slea Navigation!Virtual Tour Virtual Tour
Currently we’re displaying ‘Life on the Land’ – a pop-up exhibition on loan from Mrs Smith’s Cottage exploring the history of Lincolnshire farming from the perspective of those who have lived it.
Group visits are welcomed by prior arrangement, and charges are bespoke to your visit.
Navigation House is brimming with information about the local area, the Slea Navigation and the historical importance of the town and its connections.
As well as bringing a school group to us for an engaging visit, we’ve also created a loans box for use in the classroom or local learning group.
|Monday||10:00 am - 2:00 pm|
|Friday||10:00 am - 2:00 pm|
|Weekends||10:00 am - 2:00 pm|
Assistance dogs welcome on site.
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