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A Great Day Out

Come and visit our unique museum, suspended over a 19th century dry dock in an eye-catching channel-side location.  Indoors there are fascinating galleries exploring the history of the people and industries of the area, changing exhibitions, a great gift shop and café.  And outside is a popular playground, picnic tables, sculpture, lifeboat and walks down Walney Channel.

"Beautiful place and outstanding atmosphere.  Came here on a bad day and it changed my mood instantly." Visitor comment

There are some spectacular places to combine with your visit to the Dock Museum.  There are miles of coastline and beautiful sandy beaches.  There are nature reserves at the north and south ends of Walney island.  Barrow is a good place to explore by bike, with the Coast Road being especially popular.  The Dock Museum is also on the path of the Sustrans Walney to Wear cycle route (a 248.5-mile challenge linking Walney to the mouth of the River Wear).  And you can't forget the impressive Furness Abbey, a monastery founded in the twelfth century that became one of the most important Cistercian monasteries in the country.

For more information go to https://visitbarrow.org.uk/