The Dock Museum

The Dock Museum, Barrow-in-Furness: Hours, Address, The Dock Museum Reviews: 4.5/5

The Dock Museum
4.5
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
About
The Dock Museum is a striking modern building on a scenic channelside site with free admission. Built in a historic nineteenth century dock, the museum is home to a wealth of objects on the social and industrial history of the Furness area. Barrow-in-Furness was a small farming village rapidly transformed into a bustling industrial town within a few decades. It has been the cutting edge of technology for more than a century with submarines, airships, warships and beautiful liners being built in this little-explored town. Find out more about the fascinating heritage of the area from cave finds, Viking treasure, Victorian life, Anderson shelters and the Second World War as well as Barrow’s long history building vessels (and still building submarines today). Our facilities include landscaped site and channelside walks linking to the Cumbria Coastal Way, playground, cafe and we are fully wheelchair accessible.
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Andy C
Kingston-upon-Hull, UK26 contributions
May 2022 • Solo
This museum is free entry so well worth 30-40 minutes stroll round. Quite informative about the history of Barrow and models of ships built at Vickers.
Written 15 May 2022
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S2701RVdiana
Chelmsford, UK73 contributions
May 2022
The museum is free with great outside area for wandering around and a lovely playground for the kids, Plenty of parking. Some areas are more interesting than others but it gives a good overview of the area. Worthy of a quick visit and a small donation.
Written 11 May 2022
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Debra E
Wales, UK35 contributions
Jan. 2022 • Couples
Well displayed artifacts, clean and friendly. Not a massive museum but what there is is well presented . We found it a bit cold in there so keep your coat on (did visit in January). Nice cafe.
Written 7 January 2022
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John W
Stafford, UK340 contributions
Nov. 2021
This museum is a must for the Barrow ship building history, with lots of exhibits ans films to see. We stayed a good two hours enjoying the presentations onoffe, and all free.
Written 3 November 2021
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HolidayHoliday2019
Paisley, UK51 contributions
Oct. 2021 • Family
Nice little place worth the visit free entry gives
You and insight into the history of the area lots of things to see beautiful building also.
Written 15 October 2021
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Scampi
Great Yarmouth, UK51 contributions
Aug. 2021 • Family
What a find! Spent hour or so here with my daughters aged 10 & 5. Lots of history and very interesting . Lovely friendly staff . Will come back again
Written 7 August 2021
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Keith N
Cheltenham182 contributions
Aug. 2021 • Couples
Really interesting story of the dock land history of Barrow from its time as a small community before the industrial revolution to today. There are plenty of exhibits and it’s well laid out. And it’s free!
Written 7 August 2021
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Nigel P
Dudley, UK11 contributions
Aug. 2021 • Couples
On arrival we were told it was free ! Wow so we made a £10 contribution 👍🏻the lady on the desk was very informative and even gave us some maps to get around Barrow-In-Furness
Written 6 August 2021
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smeg
Leicester, UK5 contributions
Jun. 2021 • Couples
Great place 2 visit museum nice & modern everything kept clean staff friendly & cafe good but soya milk would be good apart from that all good
Written 29 July 2021
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MJK
Coventry861 contributions
Jul. 2021
To be honest, there aren't many interesting places to visit in Barrow-in-Furness, so The Dock Museum was our obvious choice - and we didn't regret even a minute of our time, we spent there!
Many interesting exhibits and plenty of information about the town and the region, both in the context of local nature, history and the industry that shaped the place. The big part of museum is dedicated to the ships and warships (including several big scale models) that were created here and are still being made.
The location of the museum is very original, because everything is on the site (or rather inside) of the old dock - hence the name. To make our visit even better, we, we had a good coffee and snack at the museum's coffee shop. I should also emphasized that staff was very friendly and genuinely interested in making our visit there as interesting as possible.
Written 27 July 2021
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The Dock Museum is open:
  • Wed - Sun 11:00 am - 4:00 pm