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Welcome to The Yorkshire
Waterways Museum in Goole -
Yorkshire’s best kept secret!

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Important Christmas Information:

Wednesday 14th Dec: There will be no cafe service due to a private function. The Museum will still be open to the public.

Thursday 15th Dec: We will be closing the Museum at 12.30pm to the public due to a private function

Monday 19th - Wednesday 21st Dec There will be No Cafe Service - The Museum will be open.

Wednesday 21st Dec we will be closing for Christmas at 12.30pm

Tuesday 3rd January The Museum re-opens for 2017

Winter Voucher Offer click here to download pdf

Donations from businesses and individuals will help keep this important part of our culture open. Continuing donations will ensure the charity's presence for the future. Every penny and every pound will make a difference and can help preserve Yorkshire's waterways heritage. Just Giving is live, or phone 01405 768730 to donate now.

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We hope you can come and visit the Museum soon to explore the unique story of Goole Docks and the Aire and Calder Navigation. This is the home of the Tugs and Tom pudding trains which transported coal from South and West Yorkshire for transfer into larger ships using the boat hoists, which are now industrial icons.

Great place for cafe, meals out, wedding, conference and meeting room hire and parties. Click here for catering buffet menus

The museum is open all year round except for the Christmas period and from November until Easter is closed at weekends.
Opening times 9.00am - 4.00pm everyday including weekends.

Check our facebook page for current special trips and events.

The perfect place to enjoy boat trips, barge and canal holidays, skippered boat hire for family or friends groups for day trips or week long holidays and themed boat evenings.

For current events please view below, however for further information of what is going on at the museum please take a look at our news and events page.