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The Dock Museum

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Address: North Road, Barrow-in-Furness LA14 2PW, England
Phone Number: +44 1229 876400
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Be sure to spend an hour or so visiting the museum. Interesting and informative . Free entry & parking . Lovely cafe and friendly staff .

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Yorkshire
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Yorkshire
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37 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW 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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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Thank karen m
Cumbria, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

if you"re interested in shipbuilding & related heavy armaments throughout the 20th century in Barrow shipyards & engineering works then this is the place for you . Very entertaining & free.

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Thank joseph s
Yorkshire, England
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55 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent displays inside, a decent kids play area outside. Please support this as it is free and well worth an hour of your time

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Thank MrB1961
lancaster
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73 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A very interesting museum with items from the shipyards ,the town and Cumbria. The models of the ships are far bigger than I thought and all displays clearly described. Being newish the building is bright and clean and has a cafe,lift and toilet. Personally I would liked to go to dock floor sadly not possible on our visit but not... More 

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Thank partygoerLancaster
Manchester, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

For a museum that is free to enter the Dock Museum is an example to many other more hifh profile museums.The experience was illuminating and it is obvious that all involved in the process of setting up and delivering the attraction it is a labour of love.The exhibits and staff were excellent on the day and the staff were knowledgable... More 

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Wimborne, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

Went on a Sunday as thought it would waste half an hour, but was totally blown away by this museum, firstly it's totally free, but is a total history of the area from the first migrants that arrived to mine the ore, to the rise of the boatyards, right up to modern times ie the nuclear subs and boat building... More 

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Thank Richard A
Manchester, England
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

Interesting museum with good videos. The cafe served the best chips we have eaten for many years. Pleasant, helpful staff.

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Thank lynny56
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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7 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Excellent Museum to go to in Barrow. Plenty of things to do for kids. A lot things to learn and experience for adults. Plan carefully as it's closed on Monday and Tuesday. Free parking, it's a winner!

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Thank Harinder S
Manchester, United Kingdom
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202 reviews
187 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

A very modern museum for a town with a long history . Great position near waldney island bordering the sea , built in an old dry dock (great idea ) a museum which is free (has a surgested donation) , not many staff seem to work here but you are kept well informed with interactive displays etc , Super little... More 

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