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The Dock Museum

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History buffs come on in

This place has so much stuff from the local area, from photos, memorabilia that families have... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Tracey T
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Bundaberg, Australia
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This is built on the site of an old graving dock and the museum still has part of this as its... read more

Reviewed 3 September 2018
Gordon T
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Barrow-in-Furness, United Kingdom
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The Dock Museum is a striking modern building on a scenic channelside site with free admission. Built in a historic nineteenth century dock, the museum is home to a wealth of objects on the social and industrial history of the Furness area...more
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North Road, Barrow-in-Furness LA14 2PW, England
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All reviews free entry well worth a visit local history rainy day ship building industry lower floor play area premier inn nice cafe interesting exhibits small cinema interesting visit shipbuilding history on display all ages gift shop cakes
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We visited this museum a few yrs ago and where really looking forward to a revisit. Unfortunately it didn't turn out like that. Lower floor not open, middle floor just a exhibition all about Morecombe Bay, top floor fascinating ship model's, children's area the one...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This place has so much stuff from the local area, from photos, memorabilia that families have donated to full scale models of ships that were built in the local Shipyard. There’s something for everyone, you can even have a cuppa in the cafe afterwards. Be...More

Thank Tracey T
Reviewed 3 September 2018

This is built on the site of an old graving dock and the museum still has part of this as its foundations, see this on the 3rd level. It has the Barrow history through the ages and I still can't believe that there were over...More

1  Thank Gordon T
Reviewed 28 August 2018

Informative and entertaining. Free and a lot to look at. Particularly enjoyed the models, possibly found my dream job, only to read it has been replaced by computer design. Maybe I do not posses the skills either, but I did what a fabulous job. Completed...More

Thank Fatfool
Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

This museum is free entry and there is lots to look at showcasing the local area and shipbuilding heritage The cafe is welcoming with a good choice of lunchtime meals and cakes. Good value too!

1  Thank Val M
DockMuseum, General Manager at The Dock Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 31 August 2018

Thank you for taking the time to review the museum. We are delighted you enjoyed your visit and we have passed on your kind words to the cafe. We hope to welcome you back again soon.

Reviewed 21 August 2018 via mobile

This is built in the old graving dock on 3 floors all accessable by lift. A great history of Barrow and shipbuilding. A good wet day venue but check visitors times.Next to the submarine shed a site to see itself. Well worth a visit.

Thank Raggy0001
Reviewed 6 August 2018

It is a testament to the local authorities that they have kept this gem open in the straightend times we find ourself in. Long may it stay there, I am sure they could get more cash from visitors if they were more pushy. The cafe...More

Thank Stevelawson61
DockMuseum, General Manager at The Dock Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 15 August 2018

Thank you for your kind review of the museum, we are delighted you enjoy visiting and hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 5 August 2018

First impressions were how the premises looked to be not very large, and therefore had low expectations - very wrong. Loads of stuff, history, archology, social history, right up through the centuries, all well presented in an easy to understand format and well though out....More

Thank Alex B
DockMuseum, General Manager at The Dock Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 15 August 2018

Thank you for taking the time to review our museum. It is wonderful to hear you enjoyed your visit. Be sure to check out our website for upcoming events and temporary exhibitions throughout the year. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

Reviewed 4 August 2018

Arriving by train we had to walk to the museum. Its location is near a retail park so best visited by car. It is free and occupied my family for 30 minutes. The Dock outside has become a place where rubbish is dropped, a real...More

1  Thank david h
Reviewed 31 July 2018

The Dock Museum has been built into and around an historic dry dock. It tells the story of the growth of the town of Barrow and the industries that promoted that growth. There are plenty of interactive displays to keep the children interested. When we...More

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DockMuseum, General Manager at The Dock Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 15 August 2018

Thank you for your kind review. We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your visit. Keep updated on our website for details of upcoming events and temporary exhibitions and we hope to see you back in the museum again soon!

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Yes. Filter and coffee machine with coffee beans.
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I'm sorry I wouldn't know. I feel it is unlikely but worth contacting the place and asking directly.
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Response from Leanne L | Reviewed this property |
Hi there, When we went it was that soft squashy ground like you get on baby soft play areas outdoors but that was for the toddle bit say 2/3 ages upwards. I wouldn't personally let baba crawl as there were the odd stones... More
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