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The Dock Museum
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Owner description: 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. Barrow-in-Furness was a small farming village rapidly transformed into a bustling industrial town within a few decades. It has been the cutting edge of technology for more than a century with submarines, airships, warships and beautiful liners being built in this little-explored town. Find out more about the fascinating heritage of the area from cave finds, Viking treasure, Victorian life, Anderson shelters and the Second World War as well as Barrow’s long history building vessels (and still building submarines today). Our facilities include landscaped site and channelside walks linking to the Cumbria Coastal Way, playground, cafe and we are fully wheelchair accessible.
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 21 April 2018

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 21 April 2018

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 much as I could

Thank David T
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DockMuseum, General Manager at The Dock Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 21 April 2018

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 the area with children I would definitely pop in but I wouldn’t make a special journey. It is free entry though. They have a little cafe and playground there but the playground doesn’t have much on it to be honest and needs a bit of a makeover really. The museum staff were all lovely.

Thank elaine-7
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DockMuseum, General Manager at The Dock Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 21 April 2018

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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Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile

From the outside didn’t think it would offer a lot, but I was wrong! The exhibitions were great and informative with both sets and glassed artifacts and interactive. There was also a film show. Small gift shop and cafe were very good, there was also a children’s playground outside. Definitely a place to visit.

Thank Edwina J
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DockMuseum, General Manager at The Dock Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 21 April 2018

Thank you for your kind response, we are glad you enjoyed visiting the museum. We hope you come visit us again soon.

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