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The Dock Museum, Barrow-in-Furness
(4.3/5 based on 320+ reviews on the web)
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  • if you"re interested in shipbuilding & related heavy armaments throughout the 20th century in Barrow shipyards & engineering works then this is the place for you . Very entertaining & free. 
  • Excellent displays inside, a decent kids play area outside. Please support this as it is free and well worth an hour of your time 
  • A very interesting museum with items from the shipyards ,the town and Cumbria. The models of the ships are far bigger than I thought and all displays clearly described. Being newish the building is br...  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