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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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9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 20, 2014
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Hull East yorkshire
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
4 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

My husband and I came here today , it was quiet a few people wandered round . This museum has 2 rooms full of interesting facts about Goole docks .We were greeted by a gentleman who asked if we wanted to go on the boat tour round the dock, it was £5 a adult for 40 mins . The tour... More 

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Doncaster, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

A little known museum worth a visit.very friendly staff and a low cost day out especially for a family on a tight budget

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rasco81
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63 reviews 63 reviews
24 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Within walking distance of Goole town, the museum is very interesting, mainly about the canal and the Tom Puddings or compartment boats as they are also called. There is a café there serving hot and cold food some of which is sourced from their own allotment. Don't bother with the nature trail as it has deteriorated very much . It... More 

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Goole, England, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
14 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The Waterways Museum always has plenty going on. The history of Goole, boat trips round the docks,small cafe and lots of lovely volunteers helping out. Admission is free but there is a small charge for the boat trip. Nearly every weekend there is something going on vintage bike show, craft fair, etc etc. This place is well worth a visit... More 

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Goole, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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45 reviews 45 reviews
17 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
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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63 reviews 63 reviews
24 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 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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England
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
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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43 reviews 43 reviews
5 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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