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Yorkshire Waterways Museum, Goole
Dutch River Side
East Yorkshire
DN14 5TB
Telephone: 01405 768 730
Fax: 01405 769 868
Email: info@waterwaysmuseum.org.uk

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Overview of collections

Tells the story of the Aire and Calder Navigation and the terminus at Goole in particular the unique system of coal transportation of William Hammond Bartholomew invented in 1864 of 'Tom Puddings' and boat hoists. Photographs, news cuttings, objects, video and oral history tapes and vessels.

Overview of how collections are displayed

Purpose built museum extension opened in 2002 displays interactive exhibits on sailing, ship construction, history of coal transportation and Goole and a walk through fore-cabin of a Humber Keel. A Jebus and Tom Puddings, 'Wheldale' and other vessels including a converted grain barge 'Room 58' used as an exhibition gallery (this may be in Hull Marina during the summer) displayed in the canal and 'Telethon Louise' available to give guided tours of Goole Docks. The last compartment boat hoist, No 5, just half a mile down the road shortly to have more visitor facilities.

Star Objects at this location

Jebus and 3 Tom Puddings and 'Wheldale' a tug that pulled the jebus and Tom Puddings; Fore cabin of Humber Keel 'Sobriety'. Figure head from a sailing yatch, mid 19th century.
Collection Descriptions
Transport Collection (Yorkshire Waterways Museum, Goole)
5 Vessels, 500 objects, 5000 photographs, fore cabin, ship models and half blocks and 1000 ephemera comprise this sm...

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