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The Yorkshire Waterways Museum

Dutch River Side, Goole DN14 5TB, England
01405 768730
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Ranked #2 of 9 attractions in Goole
Type: Museums
Most recent review
- Apr 15, 2014
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English first
Goole, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

This is a wonderful museum that tells a good storey. We went and there was a motorcycle show on. The museum tells the storey of Goole as a port. Some really good exhibits. Would recommend any one wanting to know about the town paying a visit. Its also free.

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Goole, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

We visited on a Saturday in October 2013 ( best time to visit, weekends ). Easy to find, next to the marina on Dutch River side off Bridge Street.The museum is sited on the canal side with static buildings including café and exhibition area's with boats, barges and tugs in the water adjacent. The boats can be freely accessed, supervision... More

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York, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

I liked it. So I recommended it to my father, who took my nephew and they liked it as well. It's a hidden gem, really. Few people seem to know about it, but it is certainly worth visiting if you have an hour or so to kill.

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Grange-over-Sands, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013

I visited the museum prior to taking a boat trip. An hour was about right to see round and the text explaining the exhibits was a definite benefit to understanding what I was seeing from the boat. It is rather text heavy, and only a small museum - but assembled and attended by friendly volunteers who told me that it... More

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Doncaster, UK
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12 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

We decided to visit here after seeing a sign for it a few weeks previous. Though once we got to Goole we found it difficult trying to find it, as the sign disappeared. I had to use my navigator on my phone to figure out where it was. In the "museum" once we had driven to the right part, again... More

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Bridlington, United Kingdom
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5 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2013

I was part of a group of 42 people who visited this great little museum on a very wet day. A guy came on to the coach and gave us a very informative talk on the museum, the cafe and the boat trips available. The cafe coped remarkably well with 42 people all wanting a snack & drink at the... More

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York, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013 via mobile

Lovely museum to visit if you have time, free to get in. Some very friendly and knowledgeable staff, the cafe is nice and reasonably priced.

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goole
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

Very interesting little museum charting the history of canals in the shaping of Britain's heritage. Free entry and pleasant canal side walks. Friendly staff-many of them volunteers and ex-bargemen so all knowledgeable. Took a trip on the museums tour boat along the canal and up to the working docks which was really good. The cafe is good-serves a nice strong... More

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Howden, United Kingdom
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11 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2013

This is a lovely little museum to take the kids, we took ours on the Easter egg hunt, which the enjoyed very much, and enjoyed all the facts and information about goole and the canals, well worth calling in.

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Darlington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2013

Lovely museum by the canal. Fascinating information about the Aire Calder canal and other waterways in England.Informative 40 min boat trip round docks. Nice cafe with excellent service. From the museum there is a lovely walk down the towpath, you could walk for miles along this very well kept path. Lots of wild life to see.

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