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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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Great place to visit

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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Pickering, United Kingdom
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Pickering, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

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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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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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 12 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 8 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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Selby, United Kingdom
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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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Additional Information about The Yorkshire Waterways Museum

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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