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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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Been to day with friends.Most surprised it was only£4 to get in. then less refund on car park. Very interesting and very imformative, well laid out ror ease of viewing.Then found... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 11, 2015
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Retford, United Kingdom
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Retford, United Kingdom
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50 reviews 50 reviews
14 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Been to day with friends.Most surprised it was only£4 to get in. then less refund on car park. Very interesting and very imformative, well laid out ror ease of viewing.Then found out within our ticket money it included a one hour guided tour round a trawler. If we had paid £4 fer each it would still have been considerable value... More 

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Loughborough, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
11 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Spent a very interesting few hours here. The museum itself is interesting for all ages. Syd who took us on the Tour of the Trawler was a character who edxplained what life was like during his 20 years as a trawlerman. Great value attarction

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
10 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Visited here today on an organised day trip. The museum was surprisingly good but a bit complicated to get round. We could have spent longer in there but the trip round the old trawler beckoned. John was an excellent guide, gave us a good insight into the life of a 1950s trawlerman and answered our questions with humour. The cafe... More 

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

Many thanks for your kind review and support of the Grimsby Fishing Heritage Centre! We're pleased your enjoyed the exhibits and your tour with John, one of our great ex-trawlerman guides! To point out for future visits, you are more than welcome to return to spend more time inside the building after your tour of the ship. Just retain your... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

There is an actual trawler docked at the rear of the heritage center and you are escorted around it by a retired trawler man who knows what he is talking about.The heritage center itself is full of interesting information,well laid out and and and in a very nice environment to spend several hours taking it all in.you get a feel... More 

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

Peter, many thanks for your thoughtful review. We're very proud of our building, which won awards for the quality of brickwork when built. It's great to hear you enjoyed your experience walking around our exhibits and that you were pleased with your experience of ROSS TIGER and your guide. She is a very special ship. Our thanks for your time... More 

Le Mans, France
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42 reviews 42 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

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

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

Many thanks for your kind review and support of the Grimsby Fishing Heritage Centre! More 

Lincoln, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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GFHC, Education and Outreach Officer at Grimsby Fishing Heritage Centre, responded to this review

Many thanks for your generous review and support of the Grimsby Fishing Heritage Centre! We're pleased you enjoyed your visit with us! Kind regards, GFHC More 

Lincolnshire
Top Contributor
198 reviews 198 reviews
56 attraction reviews
121 helpful votes 121 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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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 

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