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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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10:00 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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A wonderful place to explore heritage, play and learn and have a great cup of tea afterwards

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Smiler2017
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Goole, United Kingdom
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Goole, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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 2 days ago NEW

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 4 days ago NEW 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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16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW 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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22 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
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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Thank Modular S
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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Thank Highleghlady
North Yorkshire
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237 reviews
59 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

Goole isn't the first place I'd think of to visit, but the Waterways Museum is worth a ride out to. It's reasonably easy to find; there's signage as soon as you head toward the docks area with the museum itself near the end of a single lane access roadway. The (free) museum itself is in two rooms with the history... More 

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3 Thank RegularTraveller60
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2016

If you're looking for an 'unlooked for' treat then this is place. The museum itself is wonderfully laid out and is stuffed full of history and exhibits about the Aire and Calder Navigation and of course the town of Goole and how it came to be, and it's free, yes free, no charge. And all child friendly. When you go... More 

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1 Thank Andrew C
Preston, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2016

It is free to enter the museum but a donation is requested. It isn’t a very big museum with two areas each side of the museum with a café inbetween. One side is called Aire and Calder Gallery and you can read about it’s role in creating the company port and town of Goole. On the other side is the... More 

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1 Thank vivEngland
United Kingdom
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18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2016

This was an excellent trip, very peaceful day with only the birds and the water lapping. Ideal to see wildlife in its natural environment. A very good value day out.The only thing i can grumble about was the lack of communication from the staff at the museum and on the canal trip. No safety advice regarding the boat or the... More 

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