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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 26 April 2018

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 is a café on site serving fresh food. There is plenty of parking.

Thank David S
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DockMuseum, General Manager at The Dock Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 12 May 2018

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 24 April 2018 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 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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