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The Yorkshire Waterways Museum

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Address: Dutch River Side, Goole DN14 5TB, England
Phone Number: 01405 768730
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Fab escape from the town

A little known gem tucked away by the docks, great for everybody including young kids & teens. Its free too. Free parking & small cafe available - manned by some very interesting... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 26, 2014
Barbara A
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Goole, United Kingdom
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Goole, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

A little known gem tucked away by the docks, great for everybody including young kids & teens. Its free too. Free parking & small cafe available - manned by some very interesting volunteers all with their own tales to tell. Take an inexpensive, short boat trip round the docks for a completely different view of Goole.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

This is a top attraction that shouldn't be so self conscious. Big it up more, arrange transport from Goole station, signpost better for car drivers. What you have here is a unique insight to Goole past and present - and a wonderful nature trail to. Facts and information tripped off the guides tongue on the 45 minute tour round the... More 

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Goole
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17 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Laudable aims and a lot of hard-working volunteers help this place to survive, but it is an under used resource which limps along with grants when it could offer so much more to the community and could be a real commercial success. The management and some of those behind the founding of this museum are not well-respected locally and the... More 

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rasco81
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20 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

revisited the waterways museum last week, it really is a small, but great experience. the museum is situated on the canal and you are able to look around at all the narrow boats, barges etc. The grounds are well kept and very tidy, there is an art gallery in a barge on the canal, which is free entry. The museum... More 

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3 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

We live in the area and had never been here so I took the kids during school hols. Two rooms of museums to look at a dressing up area kept kids happy for a bit all interesting and free. Cafe looked nice but didn't eat there. Toilets shop etc boat trip for 3 of us cost about a tenner and... More 

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Portland, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
4 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

A must to all those interested in working wide beam craft and the Port of Goole.Small but expanding,on a fine day something always happening on the waterway and boat trips to Goole Docks(check if running),well laid out and not too crowded. Good little cafe and walks nearby(Goole one port you can actually walk through(keeping to path)and over lock gate) Free... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 via mobile

Fascinating study,well presented,of an inland trading port,and a great tribute to the routine blood,sweat and tears that was the price of keeping industrialisation supplied and delivered to the market. Not forgotten in a hurry,well done!

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Yorkshire Dales National Park, United Kingdom
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

This museum is far more than just that. It is a training facility, a cafe, a shop, a garden, a gallery and a living, working riverside mooring for a variety of working boats. Although situated a short distance from the town of Goole, the effort to reach it will be amply repaid. It has its own pace and ambience and... More 

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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We travel the canals on our boat and have visited a number of waterway museums. This one was excellent and well worth the visit. The museum itself is free and the boat trip round the docks (for which there is a modest charge) was the highlight of our visit.

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Tadcaster, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Visited here after just a random find on Google Maps. Very glad I did. The museum itself is quite small, just two main gallery rooms, but it is immaculately kept and the cafe was very clean and the service excellent. Very good value menu, serving drinks, sandwiches and a few items to be had with chips. The highlight was the... More 

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