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Grimsby Fishing Heritage Centre

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Address: Alexandra Dock, Grimsby DN31 1UZ, England
Phone Number: +44 1472 323345
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Experience the height of the fishing industry of Great Grimsby! A job often...

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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Very interesting, worth a visit.

As we were staying in the area we decided to visit, glad we did. The museum was really impressive, very interesting. Staff were lovely in the cafe. We were lucky to have a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
elise001
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sherwod forest
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sherwod forest
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34 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

As we were staying in the area we decided to visit, glad we did. The museum was really impressive, very interesting. Staff were lovely in the cafe. We were lucky to have a personal tour with Sid the guide who had previously worked on the trawler so was so knowledgable. It was great to be able to ask him about... More 

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Thank elise001
Grimsby, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Went with my wife and little boy - I was pleasantly surprised - some of the exhibits could do with a bit of tlc but good value for money - cafe was nice and staff pleasant and helpful - tour of the Ross Tiger was great and really informative

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Thank Christopher H
lincolnshire
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20 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My grandchildren are home taught and this trip was important for portraying their family history and the history of Grimsby.

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Thank acko
Tasmania, Australia
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30 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had high expectations from all the reviews that I read and I am happy to say it was even better than I'd hoped for. Don't miss the guided tour of the Ross Tiger fishing vessel. Highly recommended!

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

Many thanks for your review Joel! We're so pleased that you enjoyed your visit! ROSS TIGER is a rare and very special old girl and is frequently the star of our feedback, along with the guides and former trawlermen that explain how she did her job! I'm glad you enjoyed your experience aboard her. Our thanks again and kind regards,... More 

Derby, United Kingdom
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75 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Called in on a wet weekend. Had a lovely time in there. You start off by signing up as a type of sailor and stamping your card, although noting was made of this again, which was a shame. Then you are led through all the stages of sea fishing. From seeing someone waiting for a taxi to the harbour, on... More 

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Thank RobE16
Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Although we're from Hull which has its own very interesting fishing heritage it was really good to go over the Humber Bridge and learn a lot more. We had a 45 min tour of the trawler Tiger with Sid who used to be the 'Third Hand' it was a really good tour and Sid couldn't of been any more knowledgeable... More 

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Thank Melanie L
GFHC, Education & Outreach Officer at Grimsby Fishing Heritage Centre, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking time to review us. It was a pleasure to have you here and we are delighted that you enjoyed the visit, and the cafe! Syd and the other former trawlermen that help us are treasures to the centre too. I hope the children remember their experience aboard ROSS TIGER with him for a long... More 

Karlsruhe, Germany
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14 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

Learn something about the local history in an entertaining, interactive way. I took my 80 year old parents, who loved it, but it would work just as well with children. Friendly helpfully staff, good cafe. Highly recommended.

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Thank Hjags
Grimsby, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

what a place, really opens your eyes to what conditions on board their trawler the brave fishermen had to endure so as we could have fish and chips

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Thank samuel t
North East England, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

Fantastic fishing centre plenty to see lovely day out. Welk worth a vist great visitor attraction. For all ages well done .

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Thank Milkyway31
Grimsby, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

Great museum and the Ross Tiger tour is brilliant, I used to work on the cat class boats and it is lovely to see one preserved and be able to go around her in all her former glory. A visit well recommended

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

Many thanks for your review Trev G! The ship is a very special survivor and means so much to the town and our visitors. It's always great to have former seaman that know the ships return to take a look too! We're delighted that you enjoyed it. Our thanks again and kind regards, GFHC More 

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