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Yorkshire Waterways Museum – A Great Yorkshire Day Out

Yorkshire Waterways Museum – A Great Yorkshire Day Out

The Yorkshire Waterways Museum, Goole’s top visitor attraction, is open for visitors Monday to Friday 9:00am to 4:00pm (all year round) Weekends and Bank Holidays 10:00am to 4:00pm (From 25th March until the 5th November)

Entry to the museum is free and offers a base for a great family day out in East Yorkshire, whether it be relaxing by the canal side, or finding out the history and heritage of Yorkshire’s waterways. The Museum offers:

  • Two museum display galleries
  • A waterside cafe serving home grown produce
  • Special event days
  • Goole docks history boat tours
  • KS1 & KS2 School visits
  • Volunteering opportunities
  • Trips on the Wheldale Tom puddings tug
  • Award winning gardens and grounds
  • Art exhibitions
  • Conference, training and catering facilities
  • Alternative education provision
  • Plant sales from our nearby allotments

Boat trips around Goole Docks run at weekends, bank holidays and school holidays, departing on the quarter past the hour and all year round for pre booked groups at a minimal cost of £5 adults, £3 children under 12, £15 family ticket (2 adults + 3 children). There’s also a unique cafe and eating out venue either on board the boats or at the waterside cafe using home grown produce.

You can enjoy a canal holiday for up to 12 people on a well-equipped broad beamed historic barge or enjoy a day on the water with themed food or pub stop or an hour trip around Goole Docks. All costs are very affordable and income from boat trips contributes to the running of the charity.  Experience the magic of the Yorkshire waterways, enjoy a weekend adventure in York, Sprotborough, Hull, Doncaster and other places of interest living and travelling on a historic waterways barge. Skipper and crew provided in the price.

You’ll find the Museum at Dutch River Side, Goole, DN14 5TB. You can telephone for bookings too on (01405) 768730 or email



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