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The Dock Museum, Barrow-in-Furness

(4.3/5 based on 340+ reviews on the web)
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TripAdvisor
  • Super building good and modern built in an old dock. The displays are excellent although there aren't loaf's but what there is is very well presented and interesting. The whole place is in very good c...  more »
  • The Dock Museum seems to change for the better every time I visit! My prime interests of the Furness Railway, Vickers Submarines and Ironworks are fulfilled here with maps, documents, examples and mod...  more »
  • A great place to visit with the children. Loads to see from the Vikings era right up to modern ship building (submarines). Some great models of bygone ships. Also there are exhibits on Victorian life,...  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