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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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Description: Experience the height of the fishing industry of Great Grimsby! A job...
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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You shall have a fishy

Lovely museum dedicated to a dying industry. They had a great tattoo exhibition here a few years back too, showcasing old tattooing practices and history.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 5, 2015
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Cleethorpes, United Kingdom

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Cleethorpes, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

Lovely museum dedicated to a dying industry. They had a great tattoo exhibition here a few years back too, showcasing old tattooing practices and history.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

I first visited this museum when I was 10 years old and adored it. I returned last year (13 years later) and it was just as good as I remember. The exhibitions have been created with imagination and flare, with great variety. Wondering around each aspect of ship life from the dockyards of Grimsby, to the ship's control centre and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

This Museum takes you back to how fishing was done at a greater scale than anywhere in the UK back in the 19th century! Well worth a visit as you can also climb aboard a real fishing boat and get a guided tour of it and how fisherman learnt to survive the freezing temperatures in the Icelandic oceans. Great for... More 

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Grimsby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Super place to visit with children, the trawler Ross Tiger is well worth a visit, but you have to be a good climber, plenty of steps. Inside the museum tells the full story of Grimsby fishing from years ago. Just great !

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Grimsby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

An interesting centre showing Grimsby's fishing heritage with the trawler Ross Tiger alongside in the dock. Its a while since we did the tour but just pop in for coffe and see if a tour tKes your fancy. Parking behind the supermarket car park right outside the door.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015 via mobile

Fantastic centre to visit, if not a little upsetting!!! Coming from Grimsby...if the football team work as hard, as the fishermen, we'll go straight up next year! So if you think your having a bad day, your not!!!! On a trawler in the middle of the North Sea with 50ft waves all about you, not knowing if you'll ever sea... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

I thoroughly enjoyed visiting the fishing heritage centre and would recommend it to anybody. The details about the history and technicalities of fishing were very interesting but the real star attraction is learning about the people involved in the industry at the heart of Grimsby for so many years. I'd also strongly recommend a tour around the Ross Tiger, Grimsby's... More 

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Grimsby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015 via mobile

Spent the afternoon with family from Canada,and what a surprise. Hadn't been for years but forgot how good it was with lots to see and and plenty of historical information. Following tour around heritage centre,did the personally guided tour around the Ross Tiger trawler. The guide was great and passionate about the ship and it's history; must see for locals... More 

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Scunthorpe, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

What a fantastic little gem of a museum, very interesting and enjoyable for all ages. The museum has dialogue from original fishermen chatting about their lives as you wander around and is very insightful. The tour around the trawler with a retired fisherman as the guide is great, lots of anecdotes and "inside information", couldn't fault it, take the kids... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

I did not know about this centre and discovered it by chance while passing through Grimsby, and I am glad I stopped and visited! There is a visit inside a real boat, which unfortunately I could not do due to the time when I arrived. However the rest of the centre is very interesting in itself. The exhibits reproduce historical... More 

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Address: Address: Alexandra Dock, Grimsby DN31 1UZ, England
Phone Number: +44 1472 323345
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Lincolnshire  >  Grimsby

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