A Great Day Out

Come and visit our unique museum, built over a 19th century dry dock in an channel-side location.  Indoors there are galleries exploring the history of the people and industries of the Barrow-in-Furness area, changing exhibitions, gift shop and café.  And outside is a sea themed playground, picnic tables, sculpture, lifeboat and 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. Barrow-in-Furness has miles of beautiful sandy beaches. There are nature reserves at the north and south ends of Walney island and at Roan Head. The area is a good place to explore by bicycle and the Dock Museum is on the route of the Walney to Wear cycle route linking Walney to the mouth of the River Wear.  And 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/

Hidden Gem - 2021-22