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The Dock Museum, Barrow-in-Furness

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TripAdvisor
  • What a great family museum. My 3 yr old loved the model boats, dressing up clothes, colouring in ,play dough,touch n feel, playground just everything.  more »
  • love coming to the dock museum love looking about the history concerning the docks I was born in barrow but now live in Whitehaven I always go to the dock museum when I visit barrow  more »
  • We called into the dock museum on the way out of the hotel and it was surpringly interesting. The displays are well laid out and did attract the interest of my 8 and 9 year old sons...which is a feat ...  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