How To Find Us

How To Find Us

How to find us

  • 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 museum via Abbey Road. click on maps to 
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  • From Hindpool Road turn left after Tesco into North Road, or from Walney Road turn right at Pizza Hut into North Road.
  • The museum is a few hundred yards on your right.
  • You can park free of charge at the Dock Museum for a maximum of three hours.
  • Disabled parking spaces are available by the museum's main entrance.


We are open Wednesday to Sunday from 11-4pm.  Last admission is at 3.30pm. 

What's On

  • 1950s Barrow exhibition
    The Challenge Cup, the Coronation, teddy boys, hairstyles....come and explore fascinating Barrow in ...

    4th March 2017

  • Finds Day
    Stuart Noon, the Finds Liaison Officer for the North West, will be visiting the Dock Museum to ...

    26th April 2017

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Access & Facilities



1 hour from the M6 through the south lakes

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