The Yorkshire Waterways Museum, Goole

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  • Learn the history of Goole & it's waterways whilst sat inside the small but friendly cafe or outside nr the canal & marina. Staff friendly serving good inexpensive food & drink  more »
  • We took the two eldest grandchildren on the boat trip. They even let them have a go at driving the boat round the canals. It was really exciting.. The guide told us so much about the history of the do...  more »
  • Little bit of the main track to find ,but well worthy of a visit ,full of interesting items in there museum. And there is a nice little trip into and around Goole Docks by an old lifeboat ,and the ski...  more »
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  • Don't even bother, don't waste your time... dreadful experience, tried to visit this place yesterday, a horrid little Scottish man with no teeth pounced on us on entering saying "can I help you " like we shouldn't have been there, when I said we wanted to look round he said don't you want a boat trip, I replied I didn't realise you did boat trips , he replied very sarcastically that's why I was asking if I could help you , he was very aggressive, sarcastic and in need of some serious customer service training. I just left immediately , people like him should not be working with the public, what a pity this place employs people like him ... it will never be busy with attitudes like his . you should be ashamed little man .
  • Entrance free, boat trips £5. Cafe, enjoyed our visit!
  • Had a lovely afternoon with Shirley & Sheila scrumptious home made 🍰
  • While the work that has gone into this museum is terrific, it is not a place where you can expect to spent a whole day. Children will be entertained for only a short time but there is a good hours worth of reading for the adults. HOWEVER, we did visit on a day when the boat trips were not operating and these would make a visit to The Waterways Museum much more fun for everyone. ALSO, there is an interesting adjacent nature trail available for able-bodied visitors to enjoy during suitable weather. Unfortunately, being disabled, we were unable to explore this feature.
  • So much information contained in a relatively compact space. Lots of detail simply told. Great for kids. The cruise around Goole docks on their tug Wheldale is so well worth it. Very helpful, friendly and knowledgeable staff too.

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