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The Yorkshire Waterways Museum

Open Now: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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hidden gem

Stumbled across waterways museum a few weeks ago and was pleasantly surprised. It was well laid out... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Owen G
Fantastic trip!

Had a great day today onboard the Sobriety barge - leaving from Goole Docks, Waterways Museum at... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Goole, United Kingdom
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Dutch River Side, Goole DN14 5TB, England
+44 1405 768730
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

1  Thank Owen G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

1  Thank 496barbaraa
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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

1  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

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

1  Thank Jan W
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 .

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

1  Thank Crickle2014
Reviewed August 6, 2018

Spent an morning here with family. Very informative museum to keep young and old interested. Friendly staff. Opportunity to take a trip on their boat. Cafe nice for a snack. Well signposted. Suitable for disabled.Entry free.

1  Thank jenny1964
Reviewed July 23, 2018 via mobile

Lovely family day out. Plenty for the kids to do. Well worth a visit in the school holidays. Will return.

1  Thank Grannyjo50
Reviewed July 22, 2018 via mobile

What a great little museum this is and the ride around the docks on the tug boat was tremendous. The staff are very friendly and helpful. Nice tearoom with sensible prices. Will certainly go again.

1  Thank John D
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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 Gavin D | 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