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The Dock Museum

North Road, Barrow-in-Furness LA14 2PW, England
+44 1229 876400
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Great Coffe and Scones

Great tasting Illy coffe ( and they had decaffinated). Their cakes and Scones are very morish and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Coz2013
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Barrow-in-Furness, United Kingdom
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Full of Informationn

We called in here and found it full of information, we didn't even know it was there, we called in... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Karen S
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Bradford, United Kingdom
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good32%
  • Average4%
  • Poor0%
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“free entry” (26 reviews)
“local history” (19 reviews)
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North Road, Barrow-in-Furness LA14 2PW, England
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+44 1229 876400
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"free entry"
in 26 reviews
"well worth a visit"
in 42 reviews
"local history"
in 19 reviews
"ship building industry"
in 9 reviews
"play area"
in 24 reviews
"lower floor"
in 8 reviews
"rainy day"
in 16 reviews
"nice cafe"
in 15 reviews
"premier inn"
in 9 reviews
"interesting exhibits"
in 9 reviews
"on display"
in 13 reviews
"small cinema"
in 5 reviews
"interesting visit"
in 5 reviews
"shipbuilding history"
in 5 reviews
"all ages"
in 13 reviews
"couple of hours"
in 12 reviews
"gift shop"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great tasting Illy coffe ( and they had decaffinated). Their cakes and Scones are very morish and are to be recommended. Will call in again sometime.

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DockMuseum, General Manager at The Dock Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking the time to review the cafe. I have passed on your comments to the cafe staff. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We called in here and found it full of information, we didn't even know it was there, we called in by chance and it was FREE, not a word you here very often but it was. If you are in the area definitely worth a...More

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DockMuseum, General Manager at The Dock Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your kind comments. We are glad you enjoyed your visit to the museum. We have temporary exhibitions throughout the year so there is always something new to see. We hope to see you again in the future.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Situated right next door to our hotel , we just had to call in and found it very interesting indeed , very pleasant staff and free entry too .

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DockMuseum, General Manager at The Dock Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to visit the museum whilst you were staying near by. We hope you enjoyed your time in the local area and will come back again to visit in the future.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Although it has lost floor space in order to generate income as a result of "austerity" cuts, this is still a great place to visit and absorb the history of this historic town. Many a great liner has departed these Barrow docks and ventured all...More

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DockMuseum, General Manager at The Dock Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your detailed review of the museum, we are delighted you enjoy visiting us. The staff in the museum are also fans of the soup in the cafe and the cakes which always makes for a lovely lunch. I will pass on your...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Entry is free but a voluntary donation can be made. This museum is well laid out in an original dry dock. It is very informative showing the history of ship building in Barrow. This is an ideal place to visit on a rainy day. There...More

Thank David S
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DockMuseum, General Manager at The Dock Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to review our museum. We are glad you enjoyed your visit and hope to see you back soon.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Came with my mum and dad. Nice walk around. The bottom section closed off. Last time I came it was open. I should of asked the staff. Had a nice lunch in the cafe.

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Reviewed 17 April 2018

Good museum to find out about local area .Cafe good too .Activties and a play area outside Channelside great walk next to Dock Museum

Thank Helen T
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DockMuseum, General Manager at The Dock Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thank you for your kind comments! We are delighted that you enjoyed your visit.

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Reviewed 17 April 2018

This has been built within an old dry dock and very informative with some great models of ships on show with lots of history about Barrow and it's ship building history. Free entry but worth a donation before you leave.

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DockMuseum, General Manager at The Dock Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thank you for your review of the museum. We are delighted you enjoyed your experience, and thank you also for your donation. The monies received are used to fund conservation and new displays, and are very much appreciated.

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Reviewed 8 April 2018

I always enjoy visiting the Dock Museum as a local, it is a lovely place to learn about a important part of Barrow's history Easy to navigate, lots of interesting exhibits, and clean Definitely worth coming to again and again, sadly I don't come as...More

Thank David T
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DockMuseum, General Manager at The Dock Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thank you for your kind words. It is always lovely to hear locals enjoying the museum. Our website is updated regularly with our latest and upcoming exhibitions and events which may be of some interest to you. We hope to see you again soon.

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Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

We did the Easter egg hunt which the children enjoyed and allowed us to look around too. They have a few quizzes too for the children to complete as they go around to keep their interest if you go at another time. If your in...More

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DockMuseum, General Manager at The Dock Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to review the museum. We are glad you enjoyed our Easter egg hunt, keep updated on our website for future family-events at the museum. We hope to see you and your family again soon.

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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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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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Yes parking is right next to the Venue
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