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.

Useful information to look through when before visiting The Dock Museum: 

We are open from 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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