Visitor Information

Navigation House is located in the centre of Sleaford standing in the old public wharf now known as Navigation Yard.

It helps to form a heritage ‘triangle’ of attractions – The National Centre for Craft & Design and Cogglesford Watermill, a working watermill that still produces flour and dates back to Saxon times. Details of the Riverside Walk are downloadable at the bottom of this page.

Opening Times

1 April to 31 October: Monday to Friday 12pm to 4pm, Saturdays and Sundays, 11am to 4.30pm.

1 November to 31 March: Saturday and Sunday only, 12pm to 4pm.

Bank Holidays: 11am to 4pm


Access to Navigation House is free. There will be a nominal charge for group visit. Please contact the visitor centre for further information.  

Car Parking

You can park in Eastgate Car Park (Pay & Display) adjacent to The National Centre for Craft & Design (approximately a 5 minute walk). You can park in this Car Park free for one hour, (charges apply following the first hour - except for Saturdays and Sundays when it is free all day). Alternatively  you could park in East Banks Car Park (approximately a 10 minute walk) where the first hour is 60p (free on Sundays).

Disabled Access

Disabled access is to the ground floor of the Visitor Centre. A fully accessible toilet can be found at The National Centre for Craft & Design. Please see our access statement for more information.

Group Bookings

Group and educational visits are welcome if made by prior arrangement with the Visitor Centre.

More information

For more information on where to where to eat, where to stay and where to visit, visit You can also read the 2018 Days Out and Leisure Guide by clicking here.