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Grimsby Fishing Heritage Centre

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Address: Alexandra Dock, Grimsby DN31 1UZ, England
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Experience the height of the fishing industry of Great Grimsby! A job often...

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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Interesting and informative

Very friendly staff and excellent trip round fishing trawler even on a cold winters day. Well worth a couple of hours.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Very friendly staff and excellent trip round fishing trawler even on a cold winters day. Well worth a couple of hours.

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Thank Tak H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Excellent information provided with interactive things for children in particular to take part in. We also went for a trip around one of the last trawlers to be used. That tour was conducted by one of the final trawler captains who made the tour informative and interesting. All staff were very friendly.

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1 Thank Lesley B
Norwich, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I'm not into fishing in the least, but as a worker of the offshore industry, and working on ships for some time, I feel a slight connection to any maritime related place. This place reminded me much of the Tide & Time Museum in Great Yarmouth, which is also very much worth the price of admission. And I mean that... More 

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Boston, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great visit, interesting history all displayed cleverly with street scenes excetra. Real trawler so interesting and the guide "John" thank you! so knowledgeable having been a seamen on that very boat. Staff were helpful, pleasant. Plenty of parking reasonable entrance costs. Small restaurant and of course gift shop. Look it up as well worth the visit AND IF YOU WANT... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Came here with my young niece and nephew and we spent a lovely afternoon together. For 8 pounds we were treated to the usual museum but we also spent an hour in the education room making Christmas lanterns. The lady was great and really helpful. All the materials were provided and the children were completely at ease. Great for an... More 

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Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 9, 2016 via mobile

It must be my fault but I really can't make my mind about this plaice. The museum does cater for those with poor herring, though in terns of exhibits, it does trawl the depths.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 8, 2016 via mobile

old school type of museum..... It's really not much In there apart from the gem the tiger...... Must really look after that trawler..... It's a only gem left from its class......

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1 Thank Jose G
Grimsby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2016

This is an amazing attraction, a bit tired looking from outside, but welcoming inside, cafe and gifts for sale, staff lovely.

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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 4, 2016 via mobile

We visited today as we were in the area not really knowing much about what there would be to see & we're really impressed. The museum is fabulous, very informative & well laid out to look like scenes from the towns history which was great. The tour of the ross tiger was the highlight & our guide was brilliant. Also... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 2, 2016 via mobile

Very interesting to see how things were carried out in the past. Some extremely good films, photos, paintings and memorabilia. Good activities for children, colouring in, dressing up and a sheet for them to fill out around the centre. Nice little cafe. Good place to pass the time during a rainy day.

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