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The Dock Museum, Barrow-in-Furness
(4.3/5 based on 320+ reviews on the web)
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  • Popped in while visiting safari park , worth the trip set in an old dock this museum with its free entry is great for kids and adults wishing to learn about local history 
  • Be sure to spend an hour or so visiting the museum. Interesting and informative . Free entry & parking . Lovely cafe and friendly staff . 
  • Great place to go to pass a couple out hours history of shipbuilding and models of ships out door play area for kids and cafe both young and older children enjoy coming here there's a quiz older child...  more »
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  • This free museum is a must for anyone who wants to learn about anything Barrow-in Furness and the surrounding region. The topics and exhibits are wide ranging from the natural world to Barrow’s place in the industrial revolution. If you want to learn about how a largely farming based, isolated rural economy/society was transformed (vitally overnight) into an industrial power house of an area look no further. The exhibits offer a fascinating story into steel making and boat building, some great models on show. Some really good short films to watch and take in as well. There’s a reasonably good café on site as well.
  • Worth a visit, quite good for a couple of hours and its free to park and enter
  • If you want to find out the history of Barrow's shipping industry, you can here, worth a visit and plenty of interest for children
  • Small but interesting, good quiz sheets to keep kids entertained and a nice playpark outside.
  • The park outside is good with places for kids and the museum is good for learning about barrows history and the gift shop at good prices