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Grimsby Fishing Heritage Centre

Alexandra Dock, Grimsby DN31 1UZ, England
+44 1472 323345
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Ranked #2 of 16 Attractions in Grimsby
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History 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... more » 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! « less
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Dartford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

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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tetney
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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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Sutton-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

The tour around the Tiger Ross trawler is a must. You can see how the men lived and worked with a very interesting person guiding you round the boat explaining how it worked. There's no way I would ever like to have been a fisherman on that boat! The museum itself is full of life size reconstructions of fishing life.

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Grimsby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Have just returned home with my family from the Fishing Heritage Centre. This is perhaps my fifth or sixth time I've been and every time I learn something new. The staff are some of the politest and helpful people you could ever wish to meet. My children were thoroughly entertained for a good couple of hours plus inside the museum... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

I am not into fishing by any stretch of the imagination but I have to say this place is well worth the visit and good value for money with the refund on parking our son got in free. Many items are interactive and great fun for all not just the kids. Make sure you take a pen or pencil so... More

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

Many thanks for your positive review of the centre! We recommend you use our large car park in front of the building and we can refund up to £2 (for two hours) from your admission. We're pleased you enjoyed the exhibits. Much of the centre is very realistic because it is real! The bar in the pub is an original... More

Great Yarmouth
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26 reviews 26 reviews
8 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Didn't no that the car park cost would of been refunded, but parked in Sainsbury's, 3 hours as had time to do both. Had 2 for 1 voucher so only cost £6.00 so we spent some money in gift shop. We enjoyed all there was to se, from the shops to the old Pub so lifelike. You really get a... More

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

Many thanks for your positive review of the centre! We recommend you use our large car park in front of the building and we can refund up to £2 (for two hours) from your admission. We're pleased you enjoyed the exhibits. Much of the centre is very realistic because it is real! The bar in the pub is an original... More

lincs UK
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20 attraction reviews
325 helpful votes 325 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

We took along a couple of friends to the museum, somewhere we have visited many times and still we are amazed at the story that it tells. It is somewhere everyone should visit. Our first hour was spent on the Ross Tiger, with a member of staff who first went to sea aged nine with his Dad & subsequently worked... More

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

Many thanks! We're very fortunate to have a number of guides for the ship that actually sailed in her and are still able to lead tours for us. Whilst we can't guarantee this for every tour, we work hard to try to make this possible as we believe to see the ship and hear about her from someone that experienced... More

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