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The Yorkshire Waterways Museum

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Address: Dutch River Side, Goole DN14 5TB, England
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+44 1405 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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This is a splendid little museum.

Came here on a whim and thoroughly enjoyed our visit. The museum is in a purpose built modern building right on the dock edge and is very smart. By museum standards it is on the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
johnhouston2
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Knaresborough, United Kingdom
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Knaresborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Came here on a whim and thoroughly enjoyed our visit. The museum is in a purpose built modern building right on the dock edge and is very smart. By museum standards it is on the small side and only has two exhibition rooms but, having said that, the exhibitions are well done and have a double theme; the development of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Good place to visit,very interesting museum, very clean and reasonably priced cafe. Very informative boat tour of the docks

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Thank Hepworth P
Doncaster, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Whats not to like ? Great Museum / Boat trips around Goole / great Cafe with plenty of variety and very good value Also longer Boat trips available for a bargain price - just take a picnic and watch the sights drift by and get a new perspective on the local area

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Thank 23States2
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great for families, walkers, solos , couples, everyone. Spotlessly clean. Great value good quality good at the cafe. Interesting museum. Nice little gift shops. Lovely location. Nice little boat trip around the dock which is superb value for money. All round, it's a fab little gem of a place. .

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Thank Christina M
Goole, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 20, 2017

A wonderful interactive and intriguing museum that offers all kinds of visitors (families, friends, couples and single travellers) a chance to explore, learn about the UK's most inland port (Goole) and see the history behind the town, the river, and canals. Lots for everyone to see and do. A quirky friendly place that offered a wealth of fun for a... More 

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Thank Smiler2017
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 20, 2017

Been on a few boat trips brilliant day out all for £10 Take a packed lunch and sit back relax and enjoy Watch the sights as you sail along the canal See plenty of wild life deer in the fields and lots of swans on the canal Very enjoyable day out We had good company as well

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Thank Ann H
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 18, 2017 via mobile

Tea or ice cream are quite expensive. Toilet is not clean. I had dock tour from there. It's different and I enjoyed.

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Thank 純子 浅
Pontefract, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 18, 2017 via mobile

Knowledgeable staff friendly and helpful. Excellent displays. Boat trips on some days so check before you go.

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Thank uptonbloke
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 25, 2016 via mobile

Had a walk round with the partner and nephew. It's good for kids to see all the boats and look round the museum.

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Knutsford, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 4, 2016

I was passing through the area so stopped off. Very little to see and a very small museum. A few people inside using the cafe facilities. Its free so if you fancy a quick visit, then this might be for you. I wasn't very inspired!

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