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

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Kids love the boat ride, fab day out.

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
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English first
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10 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

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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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 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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Pickering, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

We were surprised to find the car park empty when we arrived but we received a great welcome and given information about the boat tour of the docks. We bought tickets and started our tour of the museum after being told of our boat trip departure time. The museum is fascinating and tells of the history of the docks and... More 

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Westcliff-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Hi Travellers on my 65th Birthday week to Goole this month I went to Old Goole Waterways Museum alongside the River side. It was a very hot day 9th July 2nd time, On arriving by bus in town which is small people must walk and over the bridge past the large storage sheds along a straight road approximately 1 mile.... More 

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Goole, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

A lovely little place for a few hours of local history and a short boat trip around the docks. We go here a couple times a year either on our own or with friends when they visit the area. Not enough for a day trip but enough for a couple hours.

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Retford, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

This well run museum, is full of interesting water transport related items, has its own waterfront, boat trips and snack restaurant. It may be off the beaten track but follow the brown signs, it is well worth finding.

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Bridlington, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Friends and I were delighted to find this gem in Goole. The Museum is housed in an modern building which is open, light and airy. It is fully accessible,( wheelchairs, baby-buggies, etc.), safe and welcoming. The exhibits are attractive, informative and child-friendly. They have hourly boat rides and a towpath nature trail which is both fun and educational. They have... More 

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Nelson UK
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

This is a lovely little museum dedicated to the waterways and the people that worked them. Some fascinating facts to be learned and a friendly staff of mainly volunteers to answer your questions.At weekends and on bank holiday boat trips around the Goole docks are run at very reasonable cost. I wasn't aware even as a regular visitor to the... More 

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Howden, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Very interesting,lot of history about the port,it's trade,people and the area. Very nice to sit and have a coffee

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