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“A little gem not to be missed when in Cumbria”
Review of The Dock Museum

The Dock Museum
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 29 April 2018

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 over the world. The Oriana, Orcades and Orama to mention just three are all mentioned. Some superb models form the centre piece together with historic footage tell the story. The Cafe is also a superb drop in destination within the museum. The majority of fare is made on the premises including delicious "homemade soup", which has become something of a talking point over the years and never disappoints.

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

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 kind words to the Cafe staff. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

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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.

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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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