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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 17 things to do in Grimsby
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History museums, Museums
Owner description: Experience the height of the fishing industry of Great Grimsby! A job often described as the 'most...
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Type: History museums, Museums
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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Le Mans, France
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39 reviews 39 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

In Grimsby looking at where my old grandparents grew up in 1910's. Saw the sign for the centre and popped in for a visit. Didn't know what to expect. An experience of leaving the dockside to being thrown on a wheel house and a stormy deck of a trawler until ending up at a fish shop. It was better and... More 

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Bawtry
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

This is a great little museum and at £12 for the family priced just right. If you go you should do the tiger tour (the trawler) John was our guide and was fantastic. It's not a full day out by any means but well worth a visit.

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

i found the fishing heritage centre very interesting and would recommend a visit to it if visiting grimsby

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Lincolnshire
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194 reviews 194 reviews
56 attraction reviews
117 helpful votes 117 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

We have visited the Fishing Heritage Centre several times and it is well worth a visit. The Centre tells the tale of Grimsby's proud fishing heritage not in some dry, dusty way, but through a series of interactive and evocative rooms, many of which are precise representations of various aspects of fishing heritage, complete with appropriate smells! Make sure that... More 

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

Many thanks for your review, BigWoo! It's lovely to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us! Kind regards, GFHC More 

Huddersfield, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
10 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Had a great day out this week at this Heritage Centre. John Grantham gave our party and excellent tour of both the Ross trawler and the museum and all the staff both at the Centre and in the café were friendly and helpful.

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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Visited today with 13 OAPs. We had a brilliant tour of the museum and Ross Trawler led be John Grantham. The booklng process was painless thanks to Deborah, all my e-mails were answered instantly and queries sorted out. Larger organisations take note. I could recommend this destination to all groups.

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

Many thanks for your kind review. We've passed it on to the people concerned too. It's always good to hear that people have enjoyed their visits with us! Thanks again for your visit and review and we'll hope to see you again on day! Kind regards, GFHC More 

Northampton, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

The museum was first rate and the exhibits gave a real insight into the lives and hardships of the people involved in the Grimsby fishing industry. The highlight was the guided tour of the last remaining trawler which was brought to life by the really excellent guide who had actually served on this vessel. The incredibly poor conditions suffered by... More 

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

We're thrilled that you enjoyed your experience with us. Many thanks for your support! Kind regards, GFHC More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

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

Many thanks for taking the time to review us! It's great to hear that you enjoyed your visit. Kind regards, GFHC More 

Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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GFHC, Education and Outreach Officer at Grimsby Fishing Heritage Centre, responded to this review

Thanks, Anne, for your kind review! We're pleased you enjoyed your experience of returning to the days of the 'world's premier fishing port' with us again! Kind regards, GFHC More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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 

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