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The Yorkshire Waterways Museum

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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A gem of a museum let down by unwelcoming staff

We visited with French friends on a Sunday afternoon. When we arrived the staff member on the desk... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Doncaster, United Kingdom
Local Waterways Explained

We absolutely loved this museum. Small but perfectly formed! Instead of trying to be all about... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Jan W
Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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“dock area”(2 reviews)
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Dutch River Side, Goole DN14 5TB, England
+44 1405 768730
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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
Reviewed July 22, 2018

We spent a very peaceful and relaxing 6 hours on the Canal Roots trip, from Goole to Ferrybridge, that was run by the museum. On a gloriously sunny day we set off with 8 other passengers (the trip only takes 10 so there's plenty of...More

2  Thank Roberta M
Reviewed July 13, 2018

a nice little museum good food in the cafe will be back soon for a boat trip around the docks staff where friendly and knowledgeable very enjoyable visit

1  Thank andrewffox
Reviewed July 1, 2018 via mobile

I have visited here this morning with my other half and 8yr old who at first wasn't bothered about going. He's left loving it. Fabulous little museum and the 45minute boat trip is worth it, made our trip. My little boy was allowed to steer...More

1  Thank BerryHutch2
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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