Dock Museum

(See also Barrow-In-Furness)

Dock museum Barrow-in-Furness by Geoffrey HockingThe Dock Museum, built over a Victorian graving dock (dry dock), presents an AV story of Barrow's history from prehistoric times to the present and includes the details of its maritime heritage and industrial growth. A special gallery houses changing exhibitions.

One of the permanent exhibits, Shipbuilders of the World, shows off ship models and provides access to computer displays of photographs from the Vickers Photographic Archive. The collection details the workings of the British Shipbuilding and Engineering Company with thousands of photographs of the Barrow Yard workings and the ships they built.

Dock museum Barrow-in-Furness Geoffrey HockingThe museum also houses an art gallery, the pictures of which span more than 100 years. Interactive films take visitors on a journey through the town's history. Second World War history, the Furness Railway, iron mining, the Barrow steelworks, and a Victorian kitchen make up part of the social history displays.

Local rock, mineral, fossil, seashell, bird and wild animal specimens are on display. Archaeological artefacts include human and animal bones, burial urns, stone tools and bronze items from Roman and medieval times.

Dock museum Barrow-in-Furness Geoffrey HockingThe Dock Museum is located on North Road, Barrow-in-Furness.
Tel: 0 1229 876 400
Website: www.dockmuseum.org.uk
Free entry
Gift shop
Coffee shop
Adventure playground
On site parking
Open: Easter-end Oct, Wed-Sun, 11am-4pm

Note: Please check opening times and dates before visiting in case of changes.

Photos courtesy of Geoffrey Hocking

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