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The Fishing Heritage Centre

Alexandra Road, Grimsby DN31 1UZ, England
+44 1472 323345
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Ranked #2 of 17 attractions in Grimsby
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums
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Grimsby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Have just returned home with my family from the Fishing Heritage Centre. This is perhaps my fifth or sixth time I've been and every time I learn something new. The staff are some of the politest and helpful people you could ever wish to meet. My children were thoroughly entertained for a good couple of hours plus inside the museum... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

I am not into fishing by any stretch of the imagination but I have to say this place is well worth the visit and good value for money with the refund on parking our son got in free. Many items are interactive and great fun for all not just the kids. Make sure you take a pen or pencil so... More

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Great Yarmouth
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Didn't no that the car park cost would of been refunded, but parked in Sainsbury's, 3 hours as had time to do both. Had 2 for 1 voucher so only cost £6.00 so we spent some money in gift shop. We enjoyed all there was to se, from the shops to the old Pub so lifelike. You really get a... More

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lincs UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

We took along a couple of friends to the museum, somewhere we have visited many times and still we are amazed at the story that it tells. It is somewhere everyone should visit. Our first hour was spent on the Ross Tiger, with a member of staff who first went to sea aged nine with his Dad & subsequently worked... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014 via mobile

We nearly didn't go to the fishing heritage centre as I didn't think my 6 yr old would be interested but as soon as we walked in the door we were met by John Vincent who invited us on a tour of the Ross Tiger trawler. It was a very interesting tour and we learned so much! John actually worked... More

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Barnsley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

The trawler visit was first class Dennis explained everything in detail - the museum was excellent - well worth the money

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yorkshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

The entrance fee is minus the car park charge and includes a one hour trip around a trawler. Dennis Avery our guide was also the skipper of this trawler, He made the hour seem like 10mins - very good at explaining things - would recommend this .

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Dundee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Excellent, well run museum. Gives a great insight into the lives of the Grimsby fishermen and what a tough and dangerous job they had. The guided tour of the Tiger Ross trawler is brilliant and the young man who showed us round was very knowledgeable.

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FHC_Gy, Education and Outreach Officer at The Fishing Heritage Centre, responded to this review

Many thanks for your kind review, FergusDundee! We're so pleased that you enjoyed the centre so much. We do have a number of ex-trawlermen that we aim to have delivering the guided tours of ROSS TIGER. We believe that, if possible, it is good to hear about life on the ship from someone that has experienced it first-hand. On your... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Ive lived in grimsby all my love this place still hasnt changed since i was a young boy still enjoyable fun though.

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Grimsby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

This centre gives you a real view of the lives of deep sea fishermen, it has the sounds and smells of a trawler at sea feel the movement of the sea whilst standing at the side of a trawler, view the interior of a trawler and be amazed by the amount of food prepared for the crew. It captures life... More

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FHC_Gy, Education and Outreach Officer at The Fishing Heritage Centre, responded to this review

Many thanks for your kind words! We're thrilled that you enjoyed your experience at the Grimsby Fishing Heritage Centre. Much of the interior of the centre is sourced from original fixtures and fittings from ships. They have then been carefully dressed to try to appear as they were when in use. ROSS TIGER, our preserved 1957 side trawler, is also... More

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