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).
The museum is free with opening hours of 11-4pm Wednesday to Sunday.
* Open Wed-Sun from 11am to 4pm
Last admission: 3.30pm
Enter Barrow from the A590 or A5087 and follow the brown and white tourist signs
The Dock Museum is a 20 minute walk from Barrow railway station (go down Abbey Road, turn right onto Hindpool Road by the Custom House and walk to the next roundabout and then turn left onto North Road and keeping walking till you get to the Dock Museum).
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