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About the museum

Goole Museum is a community museum that explores the history of the town and port, through permanent displays and a temporary exhibition programme.

The main exhibition space features displays on the history of Goole, and includes the ‘ship wall’, where builder’s models of vessels which were either built in or sailed from the port are displayed, including Sir Malcolm Campbell’s yacht Bluebird, built at Goole Shipbuilders in 1939. Many of Reuben Chappell’s ship paintings are displayed in the Education Room, while the temporary exhibition gallery has a changing programme of art, craft and local history exhibitions throughout the year.

The community museum collects an archive of historic photographs relating to Goole and the surrounding area. Copies of all of the photographs are available in the gallery for study, and additional photographs to add to the collection are always welcome!

An adjacent gallery shows a changing programme of temporary exhibitions, some by local artists and others researched and compiled by the museum’s volunteer team. Go to the exhibitions page to see the programme of temporary exhibitions for this year.

Community display area

This space is available for local groups or individuals to showcase their club, society or personal collections. If you are interested in using this display area please contact the museum.

Museum-ship wall
The 'ship wall'
Photo of ship in dry dock
One of the images in Goole Museum's collection - the S.S. Frobisher in No 3 dry dock, which fell over during repairs in 1931
Big Brownie Birthday
Community display: Big Brownie Birthday
160th anniversary of school and church at Cowick
Community display: Celebrating the 160th anniversary of the church and school at Cowick

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