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The Yorkshire Waterways Museum

Dutch River Side, Goole DN14 5TB, England
01405 768730
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Ranked #1 of 9 Attractions in Goole
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Museums
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rasco81
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36 reviews 36 reviews
8 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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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19 helpful votes 19 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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28 reviews 28 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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6 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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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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Goole, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

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
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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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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