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Barrow’s Dock Museum is ‘Highly Recommended Attraction 2023’

by Staff

The Westmorland and Furness Council’s Dock Museum has been recognised as a ‘Highly Recommended Attraction 2023’ by Going Places UK, as voted for by visitors.

The title comes after a high score of 89 per cent was given by Visit England, along with two nominations in its Hidden Gem and Welcome award categories.

Going Places UK honours attractions and businesses with special recognition for those delivering an ‘excellent’ experience, whether it be for quality attraction, an overall experience, friendliness of welcome, cleanliness, attention to detail or children’s facilities.

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The Dock Museum, built over a 19th-century dry dock in a channel-side location, features galleries that delve into the history of the people and industries of the Barrow area.

Along with changing exhibitions and a gift shop, the location also has a café and a large sea-themed outdoor playground.

A particular point of interest within the museum is the display of the Herbert Leigh lifeboat.

This vessel holds the record as the longest-serving lifeboat at the Barrow RNLI station, active from 1951-1982.

Councillor Virginia Taylor, Westmorland and Furness Council cabinet member for sustainable communities and localities, said: “Congratulations to all the team once again!

“As a council, we are proud to have such a great bunch of people amongst us, and this latest award is all the more special as it’s voted for by visitors.

“It further represents well-deserved public and industry recognition of all the team do – dedication to creating the best customer experience and showcasing this fantastic museum.

“For anyone who hasn’t visited The Dock Museum before I encourage you to take a trip.

“It’s a place where Barrow’s shipbuilding history comes to life and has facilities for all including a great playground, café, and free onsite parking.

“Plus, with miles of sandy beaches, nature reserves, birding spots and seal-watching, as well as Furness Abbey – there’s plenty of other things you can also do and see while visiting the area.”

Admission to the museum is free.

More information can be found on the Dock Museum website.

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