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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 )

Free Museum Entry

Great Family Day Out in Yorkshire

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.

£5 adults, £3 children under 12, £15 family ticket (2 adults + 3 children)

Unique cafe and eating out venue either on board the boats or at the waterside cafe using home grown  produce.

Enjoy a canal holiday for up to 12 people on a well equipped broad beamed historic barge or enjoy  day on the water with themed food or pub stop or an hours trip around Goole Docks. All costs are very affordable and income from boat trips contributes to the running of the charity. Come and 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! Please ring for further information or click on Canal Roots page for day rips.


The 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. Don't forget to keep an eye out for any upcoming events at the museum.

 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
The Yorkshire Waterways Cafe is open Monday to Friday 9:30am to 3:30pm and 10:00am to 3:30pm at weekends and bank holidays. We serve a range of drinks, snacks and main meals
The Yorkshire Waterways Museum has developed a Primary School Education Programme that links our Museum Collection to the National Curriculum.
The Yorkshire Waterways Museum welcomes pre-booked Group visits.
Boat Hire
Prices include services of crew and skipper.

Half day and evening trips last up to 4 hours.
Full days are up to 7 hours, daylight permitting.

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