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Cumbria - The Dock Museum

North Road
Barrow-in-Furness LA14 2PW North West England UK
Tel: 01229 876400
web : Cumbria - The Dock Museum

  • All parts of the Museum are wheelchair accessible.
  • Lift to all Floors.
  • There is a hearing loop on `Reflections in the Dock` film show.
  • Accessible Cafe
  • Information available in large print and Braille.
  • Free Admission for All

    Barrow's flagship attraction, The Dock Museum, is housed in a stunning Victorian dry dock and traces the history of Barrow's growth from a tiny nineteenth century hamlet to a major industrial town. The displays look at the maritime, industrial and social history of the town, with multi-media interactives for all the family to enjoy.

    The Museum has a vibrant events and exhibitions programme, with full details on its web site click here to go to web site The attractively landscaped site includes a themed adventure playground suitable for children aged 12 and under, picnic area and links to Cumbria's Coastal Way. Strollers Coffee Shop provides a relaxing and popular venue for morning coffee, a light lunch and afternoon tea .

    Explore the Museum's local area with a new series of walk leaflets. Each one focuses on the built and natural heritage of the area and also detail those sections of the route accessible for someone in a wheelchair.

    Opening Times

    Easter to October Inclusive (Summer)

  • Tuesday to Friday 10am - 5pm
  • Saturday and Sunday 11am - 5pm
  • Last Admission 4.15pm

    Open Bank Holiday Mondays - High Season Only

    November to Easter (Winter)

    Wednesday to Friday 10.30am - 4pm

  • Last Admission 3.15pm
  • Saturday and Sunday 11am - 4.30pm
  • Last Admission 3.45pm

    Free Car Parking

  • Free Coach Parking


    On the edge of the English Lake District, Barrow in Furness enjoys a coastal setting, with access from the M6 motorway, leaving at junction 36 to follow the A590.

    Enter Barrow from any direction and follow the brown and white Dock Museum signs.

    By rail, finger posting takes you from Barrow station to the Museum via Abbey Road.

    From Hindpool Road turn left after Tesco into North Road, or from Walney Road turn right at Pizza Hut into North Road

    The Museum is a few hundred yards on your right.

    Disabled Parking is available at the second entrance on the right

    For further information click here to go to web site, or contact Barrow Tourist Information Centre on 012229 894784, call in our Duke Street Office click here to send email

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