Visiting the Museum

A striking modern building on a scenic channelside site with free admission

"…such an inspiration visit, it has been very enjoyable!”

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).  

We have a landscaped site and Channelside walks linking to the Cumbria Coastal Way.

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

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1 hour from the M6 through the south lakes

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