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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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Super Building

Super building good and modern built in an old dock. The displays are excellent although there aren't loaf's but what there is is very well presented and interesting. The whole... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
Howard-Liverpool
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Super building good and modern built in an old dock. The displays are excellent although there aren't loaf's but what there is is very well presented and interesting. The whole place is in very good condition and very presentable. The cafe is very clean with a good and very tasty menu. My she baguette was excellent. Coffee good. The staff... More 

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Newby Bridge, United Kingdom
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154 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Dock Museum seems to change for the better every time I visit! My prime interests of the Furness Railway, Vickers Submarines and Ironworks are fulfilled here with maps, documents, examples and models. Children love the drawing area and the adult art displays are to a very high standard. *** RECOMMENDED ***

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

A great place to visit with the children. Loads to see from the Vikings era right up to modern ship building (submarines). Some great models of bygone ships. Also there are exhibits on Victorian life, second world war exhibits including an Anderson shelter. You can also visit the onsite cafe for a well deserved drink. There is also a great... More 

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Thank lakelover908
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a lovely visit to the dock museum today. Lots of interesting things to see. Maybe some more interactive things for kids wouldn't go a miss but on a whole was a good place to visit. Lovely views outside the museum and a lovely walk. Outside park facilities were clean and tidy. Cafe was slightly expensive for the size of... More 

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Thank Emily V
Cumbria, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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Thank 67Axolotyl
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254 reviews
121 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 15 January 2017

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 10 January 2017

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

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Thank 321Katrina
Stockport
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 148 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

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 6 January 2017

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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