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The Dock Museum

North Road, Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria, LA14 2PW

The Dock Museum

North Road, Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria, LA14 2PW

Barrow-in-Furness transformed in the 19th and 20th century from small farming community to one of Britain’s most formidable ship builders and The Dock Museum tells the tale of the metamorphosis. The museum is built over an original Victorian graving dock and a wonderland of exhibits, ship models, computer interactives and films make this place come alive. The social history of Barrow is also explored alongside its transformation to industrial hub. But there’s plenty more here too. Don’t miss the Viking Gallery with its Furness Hoard of coins which were unearthed in the area as recently as 2011. There is a running diary of special events at the museum plus outdoor playground for the kids and a landscaped waterfront location to stroll along once you’re done inside.

Information on The Dock Museum , North Road , Barrow-in-Furness

Opening Times: Wed-Sun 11:00-16:00. Closed BHs ex Good Fri
Admission: Free.
Child Friendly:  Children of all ages welcome
Dog Friendly: No
Location: Half a mile from town centre. 15 minute walk from railway station.
Facilities: Full Disabled Access, Guided Tours for groups, Highchairs, Baby changing facilities, Quiz, Parking Availability, Refreshments, Café, Shop

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