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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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Great day

Had a great day out, learned loads and the cafe food and coffee was yumm would definitely recommend a visit in the dry so you can go aboard the Ross Tiger

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
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Grimsby, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Had a great day out, learned loads and the cafe food and coffee was yumm would definitely recommend a visit in the dry so you can go aboard the Ross Tiger

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

A well laid out center. Gives you a feeling of what conditions were like for the deep sea fisherman. The entry price of £6 coupled with additional parking charges (£2 of the parking charge is refunded upon producing car park receipt.) This is not a cheap attraction as the costs mount up. i.e. Entrance, car parking, cafe etc

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Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Very interesting visit emphasising the fishing heritage and culture in the area. Not the first time I've visited and probably not the last as it always seems to change and improve.

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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're delighted that you enjoyed your visit with us! Kind regards, GFHC More 

Termonbarry
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

we took our grandsons aged 9 & 15 on May day bank holiday . Very easy to get to and park. Although there is a parking charge , it is refundable against admission. The centre has many good static displays(with sounds) detailing all aspects of the sea fishing history of Grimsby. Make sure you do the additional (token charge) tour... More 

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Grimsby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

My first visit in about 18 years and this time I also went onto the Ross Tiger, a trawler that both my Dad and my husbands Dad worked on many years ago. The tour guide was brilliant, and had worked on the trawler himself. Loved the back yard scene and the front room, plus the fish and chip shop and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

An interesting insight into Grimsby's rich fishing heritage (once the largest fishing port in England). If in town well worth a visit, value for money.

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Retford, United Kingdom
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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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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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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 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 

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