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Address: Dutch River Side, Goole DN14 5TB, England
Phone Number: 01405 768730
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Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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shows some of the local history

interesting place, shows some of the local history, great boat trip round the docks got to see some wildlife (herons) will look at Yorkshire puddings a little different... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 15, 2015
wwmick
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Goole, United Kingdom
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Goole, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

interesting place, shows some of the local history, great boat trip round the docks got to see some wildlife (herons) will look at Yorkshire puddings a little different now...........need to visit to understand that nice coffee shop, pop in some weekends just for a coffee.

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Retford, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015

If you persevere and find this museum, it will be well worth the effort. Featuring a waterside walk to external exhibits and boat trips, in addition to a good selection of indoor exhibits.

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Thank Dave V
Goole, England, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

excellent museum and trip in bost round the Goole Docks worth going on. Well worth a visit very helpful staff.

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Thank Sean A
Goole, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

Surprising how many people have never heard of Yorkshire waterways museum. Visited with my charges enjoyed the museum and boat ride around Goole docks.

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1 Thank 163avidtraveller
Goole, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

I took my daughter here for a boat ride around the docks which we both enjoyed. We then had a look around the museum which we both found very interesting. The staff were very friendly and welcoming. The boat ride cost £5 an adult & £3 for children but the museum is free.

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Thank Adelle C
Goole, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

A small interesting museum. As we were doing a project about canals it was useful to us. The staff were helpful and also a cafe on site. An old barge on the river to visit and also at certain times a boat trip.

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Thank Symba2014
Yorkshire, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 via mobile

Had a lovely time, it's crazy to think I didn't even know it was there for such a long time. The kids enjoyed the boat ride and the whole experience was rather educational.

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Thank enthused_Foodie79
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10 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 via mobile

The boat ride is great fun and the museum is a great little bit of educational fun for the kids. Definitely recommend going and taking the boat ride of you have children aged between around 3 to 10 years old.

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

We have been coming here every year since the children where little for a boat trip up the goole. We come up usually around the end of August when we go to a bike ralley in Cowick, children now 16 and 18. We love this little museum. Even if your not into the history of the waterways, it's well worth... More 

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Tarbert, Scotland
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13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

As an ex seafarer, and visitor to Hull by sea it was interesting to look at the history of the old place. This was my first visit by land, thoroughly enjoyable even for my wife. There is a trip of the docks available by boat for a fee which takes about 40 minutes. We never had time for this, but... More 

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