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The Yorkshire Waterways Museum

Dutch River Side, Goole DN14 5TB, England
01405 768730
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Ranked #1 of 8 attractions in Goole
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Museums
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English first
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

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
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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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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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Todmorden, United Kingdom
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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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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 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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