Barrow Dock Museum opened in 1994 here on this former dry dock built by the Furness Railway Company in 1872.
The museum’s stunning pyramid-shaped building on a scenic channelside site that stands out above the nineteenth century dry dock.
This Victorian graving dock, is an historic Grade II listed dry dock, can still be seen with the museum actually suspended right over it.
The museum is on North Road in Barrow-in-Furness, close to the BAE Systems yards.
Inside the museum you will find a fantastic photographic archive of maritime history that is of paramount importance.
Additionally, there is an imposing and permanent exhibition ‘Shipbuilders of the World’ which includes the museum’s collection of top quality ship models.
Impressively, the ship models, built by Vickers Shipyard model shop, over the many years of ship building. Each model represents a ship built in the Barrow shipyard.
This area has seen significant changes with the iron and steel works demolished and replaced by the Furness College
In addition, the recently built channelside walk overlooks the Walney Channel.
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