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The Yorkshire Waterways Museum - CLOSED

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Save the Wheldale

Yes disappointing that the facility has closed after years of dedication by its volunteers and... read more

Reviewed July 26, 2019
SCW49A
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Doncaster, United Kingdom
Reasonable afternoon out

There is a kids play ground, which my 2 Grandsons played on, a fish tank which is very big( big... read more

Reviewed May 9, 2019
Alan C
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Appeared to have closed when we made a detour to visit the museum in June. Our decision to visit was based on the museum website stating it was open and on TripAdvisor also confirming the opening times. But everything was locked up and an internet...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Jonathan K
Reviewed July 26, 2019

Yes disappointing that the facility has closed after years of dedication by its volunteers and staff. But the iconic tug that ran trips around our waterways can be saved and the popular trips reinstated. Please make a donation to "Save the Wheldale" on Just Giving...More

Date of experience: May 2019
2  Thank SCW49A
Reviewed June 22, 2019 via mobile

Travelled to this venue on the basis of the website saying to open 7 days a week. Very cross to find it seems to have shut permanently. Pity the web site did not make that clear. Will someone please take this web site down.

Date of experience: June 2019
2  Thank 275PaulJ
Reviewed June 10, 2019

We had a group booked to visit on 19th of June 2018 - the museum contacted our organiser in early May to say the museum was closing on 18th of May. Suggest anyone wishing to visit tries to contact them before making the trip

Date of experience: May 2019
1  Thank davev68
Reviewed May 9, 2019

There is a kids play ground, which my 2 Grandsons played on, a fish tank which is very big( big enough to drown in) the museum is well laid out showing the history of the town and port of Goole. For a small fee £5...More

Date of experience: May 2019
3  Thank Alan C
Reviewed April 10, 2019

Thoroughly enjoyed our trip around Goole docks on the tug 'Wheldale'. It was excellent value at £5 pp, for a 40 minute tour all around the docks. The volunteer crew/guides had a lot to tell us about what we were seeing, and knew plenty of...More

Date of experience: April 2019
4  Thank Mumbrane
Reviewed February 13, 2019 via mobile

Really nice place. Museum is small but very informative. I had an interesting walk round. Staff are very helpful. Boat trips are worth taking advantage of, they have some good deals on. Nice breakfast and cup of tea.

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank Alan P
Reviewed December 11, 2018

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
1  Thank David A
Reviewed December 8, 2018 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
3  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
2  Thank johnbarrett07
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