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The Dock Museum

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Address: North Road, Barrow-in-Furness LA14 2PW, England
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+44 1229 876400

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Lovely little museum with a cracking play area for the kids

This museum tells a wonderful story of Barrow through the years.... from when the Vikings invaded, to the Blitz, to the present day. Inside there are fantastic models of boats... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
67Axolotyl
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Cumbria, United Kingdom
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Cumbria, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This museum tells a wonderful story of Barrow through the years.... from when the Vikings invaded, to the Blitz, to the present day. Inside there are fantastic models of boats (the original vessels previously made in the Ship Yard). There is a bit of the museum dedicated to life during the war, too. There's a good cafe and small shop.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Friendly staff, free entrance and loads to see, a cracking little cosy cafe. Outside plenty of parking spaces and nice long walkways along the Walney Channel side.

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Warrington, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Fascinating insight into Barrow industrial heritage including it's ship building past. Great building located in a dry dock, and a lovely walk along the estuary.

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Thank Tracey T
Askam in Furness, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely layer out museums, very comprehensive lot and lots of information about the growth and existence of Barrow

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Stockport
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 148 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A wet and cloudy day prevented me from walking the fells so a trip to this fine museum was what turned out to be an excellent alternative. Directions are easy to follow and there is plenty of free parking. Admission is also free but a donation is welcomed - and justified. The ship models are superb - detailed and concise... More 

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Braga District, Portugal
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a relatively small museum but well worth a visit. Part of it relates the story of Barrow and its industrial and social past. The other part focuses on shipbuilding. There are a number of videos covering different subjects. There is a cafe which serves excellent capucno and cakes. Parking is free. The staff are pleasant and welcoming. I... More 

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Thank Margaret A
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a nice walk along the footpaths in nice weather. Great views over towards Walney, then onwards up towards the slag banks. Good view of Black Combe 🏔. There's a good playground for children outside. Didn't actually go inside the museum as it was shut, great walk nonetheless tho 👌🏻

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Thank J7Y
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016

Popped in while visiting safari park , worth the trip set in an old dock this museum with its free entry is great for kids and adults wishing to learn about local history

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Thank Mark I
Yorkshire
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

Be sure to spend an hour or so visiting the museum. Interesting and informative . Free entry & parking . Lovely cafe and friendly staff .

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Thank ventians
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

Great place to go to pass a couple out hours history of shipbuilding and models of ships out door play area for kids and cafe both young and older children enjoy coming here there's a quiz older children can do for 50p with a small prize if that get them right interesting place with lots of history

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