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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 Attractions 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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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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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 

Senior Reviewer
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 

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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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6 reviews 6 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 

Newton Le Willows, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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 

East Yorkshire
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5 reviews 5 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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
Top Contributor
95 reviews 95 reviews
45 attraction reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
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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tetney
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71 reviews 71 reviews
14 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
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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