Yorkshire Waterways Museum
Yorkshire Waterways MuseumDutch River Side
The Museum tells the story of the Aire and Calder Navigation in Yorkshire, England, and of the origins and development of the Port of Goole.
Mon-Fri 09.00-16.00Sat-Sun 10.00 - 16.00
Closed: Open all year, except for Christmas and New Year
Museum entry: FREE, Goole Docks History Tour: £4.00 adults, £3.00 under 12s, £12 family ticket (2 + 3)
- Museums Association
Wheelchair access is available for all boats except the engine room of Wheldale. This includes access to the Goole Docks History Tour.
The theme for collecting is the social and industrial heritage of the inland waterways surrounding Goole. Interpretation mainly centres around The Aire and Calder Navigation, and the history of coal handling using the 'Tom Puddings'. The collection consists of historic photographs, objects and vessels: 'Wheldale' (a Tom Pudding tug), Tom Puddings, Sobriety (a refitted Humber Keel)and Room 58 (a grain barge which has been converted into a floating gallery).
Archives, Inland Waterways, Industry, Maritime, Photography, Science and Technology, Social History, Trade and Commerce
Describes the use of hydraulic power in the water transportation of coal using hoists to move the coal from Tom Pudding trains to larger vessels.
- This resource was produced as part of the MLA-funded My Learning project.
A key stage 1 and 2 programme funded by Renaissance Partnership Initiative is based around our Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) resources. Key Stage 1 packs are available for school visits and Key Stage 2 resources are available on our website (or on CDRom by request). School visits are welcomed, and teachers should call or email the museum for further details and costs.
How to obtain
Please call or email the museum for details.