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Yorkshire Waterways Museum

Yorkshire Waterways Museum

The Yorkshire Waterways Museum 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. It’s open for visitors from 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).

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. Costs are £5 adults, £3 children under 12, £15 family ticket (2 adults + 3 children). There is a unique cafe and eating out venue either on board the boats or at the waterside cafe using home grown produce.

You can also enjoy a canal holiday for up to 12 people on a well-equipped broad beamed historic barge, enjoy a day on the water with themed food or an hour’s 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.

What the Museum has to Offer:

  • 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 & grounds
  • Art exhibitions
  • Conference, training and catering facilities
  • Alternative education provision
  • Plant sales from our nearby allotments

For a full list of events, news and activities taking place at Yorkshire Waterways Museum please visit their website at:



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