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Very interesting and free......

It is a testament to the local authorities that they have kept this gem open in the straightend... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Stevelawson61
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Barrow-in-Furness, United Kingdom
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First impressions were how the premises looked to be not very large, and therefore had low... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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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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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 4 days ago

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

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 4 days ago

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 2 weeks ago

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

Thank david h
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 4 days ago

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!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very very poor place now they have taken the park away, children found it boring, food a little bit expensive, will not be going back, the park that was there was good for childrenMore

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DockMuseum, General Manager at The Dock Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to review our museum. We are very sorry to hear you were disappointed visiting the play park, unfortunately we had to remove part of the play park for health and safety reasons and we are currently in the process...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a beautifully presented museum and gives very interesting information about the discovery of iron ore, the building of the railway and the successful ship building business. The models of the vessels built in Barrow are works of art. The video room is also...More

Thank Heather D
Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile

I go here a lot. With a class of kids. With my own. For craft fairs. Love it. It's informative and it's free. It's just a shame we can't get down into the dock anymore - but needs must and unfortunately some parts of the...More

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Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile

Great history of the town Barrow...how it began with 80 huts and developed into what it is today...history of engineering advancing, changes Tec, in audio, video, actual historical items, multi sensory adventure into history....great cafe too and outside play area for kiddies...a lovely strolling area...More

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Reviewed 2 July 2018 via mobile

Excellent. This place covers everything locally and there’s always exhibitions of some sort on. Fantastic history of Barrow

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Reviewed 21 June 2018 via mobile

Popped over for something to do while here on business. Theres a cutting from my hotel the premier inn so very useful. It was great and i stayed hours even had a lovely bite to eat in the cafe and a cuppa. I found out...More

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DockMuseum, General Manager at The Dock Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 28 June 2018

Thank you for your kind comments! I am delighted you found us during your recent stay. Should business bring you back to Barrow again, we hope you pop in to see you again.

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Yes. Filter and coffee machine with coffee beans.
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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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