The Dock Museum

North Road
LA14 2PW

  • Phone: 01229 876400

Set in a dry dock, the Dock Museum tells the fascinating story of Barrow the Victorian boom town and twentieth century centre of innovation including airships and submarines. A new archaeology gallery explores the area's rich prehistory from stone circles to Viking booty! It's a great day out for all the family.

Further information

Opening Hours:

Wednesday to Sunday 11.00-16.00 Closed: Dec 24,25,26,31 and Jan 1 and on bank holidays


Free Admission

Travel directions:

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 Dock Museum via Abbey Road.

Upcoming events:

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Facilities and services


  • Auditorium
  • Baby changing facilities
  • Cafeteria
  • Children's play area
  • Education facilities available
  • Facilities for private functions and events
  • Mail order service available
  • Meeting room available
  • Object study facilities available (enquire in advance)
  • Parking for coaches
  • Parking for disabled available
  • Picnic area
  • Reception and lunch facilities for educational groups
  • Refreshments
  • Research facilities for academics
  • Shop
  • Toilets for disabled
  • Wheelchair access to all public areas
  • Wheelchairs available for loan


  • Academic publications and resources available
  • Activities for pre-school children
  • Adult lectures and courses held
  • Brochure or leaflet available with directions to museum
  • Direct teaching services for schools
  • Events and resources for children and families
  • Events/teaching/resources for people with disabilities
  • General guide to collections available
  • Guided tours
  • Induction loops in lecture theatres
  • Information point provided
  • Large print information and/or interpretation
  • Loan service
  • Object identification and/or written enquiry service
  • Pre-booking service for groups
  • Primary school education service available
  • Printed/audio-visual information available for schools
  • Secondary school education service available
  • Specialist publications on collections available
  • Teaching/resources available for HE/FE students
  • Touch exhibits

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