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Grimsby Fishing Heritage Centre

Address: Alexandra Dock, Grimsby DN31 1UZ, England
Phone Number: +44 1472 323345
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Ranked #2 of 16 Attractions in Grimsby
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums, Museums
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Owner description: Experience the height of the fishing industry of Great Grimsby! A job often described as the 'most dangerous peacetime occupation in the UK', these men literally risked their lives in order to bring home fish to a port described as 'the world's premiere fishing port'. Come and see their story!

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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

A must go place lots to see and do history about Grimsby fisherman and how the men lived on a fishing boat .

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Gives a great insight to the days of Grimsby's greatness of the fishing industry. Thoroughly enjoyed my visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Visited on 29/10/14 with our 12 yr old granddaughter. Centre has loads of interesting interactive displays spread over 3 floors. Best part was the tour of the Ross Tiger trawler. Very informative guided who had served on this ship bought the tour to life.

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GFHC, Education and Outreach at Grimsby Fishing Heritage Centre, responded to this review

Many thanks for your review! We're pleased that your grandaughter and yourself enjoyed it! Kind regards, GFHC More

Newton Le Willows, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

I have to admit, we weren't expecting anything great. The very low admission price (which includes a tour of the Tiger Ross with it's ex-skipper) made us even more dubious, but was we were in the area on holiday, thought, "why not?" The tour of the museum began as you'd expect - various old things with good explanations of their... More

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GFHC, Education and Outreach Officer at Grimsby Fishing Heritage Centre, responded to this review

Many thanks for your excellent review of the centre! It was great to read. I have passed your comments on to John, your guide of the Ross Tiger, and he was pleased to see you’d enjoyed your visit. You have said in your review exactly what we hope for people to experience – to return as closely as we can... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

We went with grandkids of seven and ten years of age, The tour was very interesting for all four of us. The guide, John, had a good manner with the kids, and was very informative, and also related some very interesting first hand experiences. Keep up the good show. The kids weren't as interested in the museum within the building,... More

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GFHC, Education and Outreach Officer at Grimsby Fishing Heritage Centre, responded to this review

Many thanks for your review of the centre! We’re thrilled that you enjoyed your tour of the ship with John, one of our ex trawlermen guides. Staff at the centre are very passionate about the history of Great Grimsby, many being related to trawlermen or are ex-trawlermen themselves! You may be interested to know that we are working on plans... More

Dartford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

One of the best museums I have visited. The tour of the trawler was extremely interesting, the guide full of useful information and we had him to ourselves ! The museum itself, all the information was well presented and someone had obviously put a lot of thought on presentation. So many amazing stories and facts that brought it to life.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

A historical step back in time with the sounds and smells of the past. A good depiction of what life was like on board a trawler an in the old houses.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 via mobile

the tiger ross tour was the highlight of the museum, to have a genuine trawler man to explain how it was at sea and all about life on the trawler was a real eye opener not to be missed! The museum was a real 'living history' more than worth the admission fee and also car park refund.

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GFHC, Education and Outreach Officer at Grimsby Fishing Heritage Centre, responded to this review

Many thanks for your kind review Annie! We are very fortunate to still have a number of ex trawlermen, as well as very passionate local heritage enthusiasts, that work with us at the centre. We want to you get as close to understanding the Great Grimsby of the 1950's as possible! We're thrilled you enjoyed your visit! Many thanks. More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I had to take my son here just for the experence of the grimsby ,sorry the national fishing ports of the u.k. I was quite dissapointed as it being in grimsby there not being more in there about grimsby and how the town began as a bigger fishing port in the 1940 s. It is still a place that you... More

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GFHC, Education and Outreach Officer at Grimsby Fishing Heritage Centre, responded to this review

Hi James! The centre is 'set' in the 1950's at the height of the undustry and is aimed at taking you on a journey on a ship at that time to understand Grimsby as it was then. We do take your point though that there is so much more to learn! You may be interested to know that there are... More

Holton Le Clay
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Very interesting tour, 3 rd visit in 7 years, most enjoyed the new guide. Good tuition on Grismby's social base, its courageous, hard working class; and on how dangerous the trade of fisherman has always been. We like to entertain our visitors from abroad with this tour and they always like it. One condition to maintain a fishing activity in... More

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