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The Yorkshire Waterways Museum

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if you are in the area it is well worth the visit, show how the area has been involved with ship... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
David A
Goole, United Kingdom
Fine Place

This museum takes a bit of finding but is worth it,it is free to go in but they apprieciat... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Grimsby, United Kingdom
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“small cafe”(9 reviews)
“dock area”(2 reviews)
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Dutch River Side, Goole DN14 5TB, England
+44 1405 768730
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All reviews boat trip small cafe dock area outdoor play area interesting stuff pudding well worth a visit little gem staff are very friendly and helpful lovely family nice food children and adults cakes local waterways tug boat sunny day humber bridge
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Reviewed 4 days ago

if you are in the area it is well worth the visit, show how the area has been involved with ship building, movement of goods by canal and the sea from a port miles inland. See the "Tom Puddings" and how they were used in...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This museum takes a bit of finding but is worth it,it is free to go in but they apprieciat donations.Lots to see the social history section was good finding how folks lived 100 years ago,wow life was tough.It was easy to see how they got...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank lottie49
Reviewed October 28, 2018

plenty to do especially with a 5 yr old. There are play things museums and the boats amongst some things. There is a cafe as well.

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank johnbarrett07
Reviewed October 6, 2018

Stumbled across waterways museum a few weeks ago and was pleasantly surprised. It was well laid out with plenty of written information and history as well as beautifully laid out displays some of which were hands on. The boat trip was very relaxing and the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank Owen G
Reviewed October 1, 2018

Had a great day today onboard the Sobriety barge - leaving from Goole Docks, Waterways Museum at 8.45 arriving at Hull Marina at 14:00. Minibus waiting in Hull for transport back to Goole. A lovely day for a boat trip, didn't feel the cold and...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank 496barbaraa
Reviewed September 24, 2018 via mobile

We had a fantastic time at the museum which has interesting and informative displays on the history of Goole and regional inland waterways. There are some fun interactives, for example, tying knots and dressing up. The highlight of the visit was the boat trip which...More

Date of experience: September 2018
2  Thank JasonMarkW
Reviewed September 13, 2018

We visited with French friends on a Sunday afternoon. When we arrived the staff member on the desk obviously ticked off the number in our party on sheet of paper but there was no welcome or explanation about the museum. Although we arrived before the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank AELtraveller
Reviewed September 8, 2018 via mobile

We absolutely loved this museum. Small but perfectly formed! Instead of trying to be all about inland waterways it concentrates on local waterways heritage, the boat building and carrying if the North Eastern waterways. Take time to read the interpretation panels to understand the full...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank janwT2714TR
Reviewed August 12, 2018

Lovely family day out , cannot recommend this place enough it's a must the kids loved it .Would definetly visit again .

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank jessward536
Reviewed August 8, 2018

Visited today with my friend and mother. The museum was extremely interesting, clearly laid out with a nice balance of reading information and hands on exhibits. 'New looking' areas for young children to play. All the staff went out of their way to be helpful,...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Crickle2014
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July 30, 2018|
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Response from David L | Reviewed this property |
I think so, the boat is a large open barge. Would suggest you contact them for full details on Tel: 01405 768730.
Sue H
February 15, 2018|
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Response from 161gavind | Reviewed this property |
It’s free to enter the museum. There was a charge for the boat trip, can’t remember how much but very reasonable.
February 1, 2017|
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Response from marisa_shaun | Reviewed this property |
I wouldn't bother at all.. Go somewhere else