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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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A Delightful day out and, an experience

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... read more

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

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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7 helpful votes 7 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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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
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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Selby, United Kingdom
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54 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Having visited the museum over the years it is clear that the museum is going downhill. the trips on the boats are less frequent and the boats need painting and features such as disabled access reinstating. the floating gallery is little used. the staff in the café and reception are volunteers and although well intentioned do not portray a professional... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

I happened upon this museum while visiting Goole Docks on my canal boat. It's nothing like the scale of the National Waterways Museum at Ellesmere Port but it is a great place to learn about the past and present of Goole Docks. The garden outside is a lovely place from which to watch the water-borne world go by. I would... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

Had a great visit to this remarkable place, very informative about the Yorkshire waterways. Its well worth taking the trip on the tug around Goole docks although sad that not much of the extensive area is now used. Excellent café and facilities, very helpful staff.

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Hull East yorkshire
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16 helpful votes 16 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
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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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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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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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Additional Information about The Yorkshire Waterways Museum

Address: Address: Dutch River Side, Goole DN14 5TB, England
Phone Number: 01405 768730
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  East Riding of Yorkshire  >  Goole
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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