Grimsby Fishing Heritage Centre

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Grimsby Fishing Heritage Centre

Grimsby Fishing Heritage Centre
4.5
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
About
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!
Suggested duration
2-3 hours
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PaulHirst01
Cleethorpes, UK115 contributions
Well worth a visit!
Jan 2020
Never been fussed about this place but decided to give it a bash earlier this year and glad I did!!!! Would recommend it to anyone local.
Written November 21, 2020
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Simon D
Hockley Heath, UK111 contributions
So glad I wasn't a fisherman!
Sep 2020 • Couples
This museum gives some insight into how tough the life of a trawlerman must have been. Including lots of stuff about life on shore, from apprentice onwards. Really enjoyed it, and it'll be even better when the Ross Tiger is open again. The entrance cost, £6 per adult, seems very good value. Covid precautions in evidence throughout, including having to book a time slot to visit. Topped off with tea and a bun in the cafe.
Written September 22, 2020
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Eunice38
Leeds, UK581 contributions
Interesting
Sep 2020
We popped in here and was surprised how pleasant it was. We bought a present for a friend that we couldn't find anywhere else. Thanks for being here,
Written September 13, 2020
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Lindyjon
Drumnadrochit, Highland2 contributions
First Class Exhibition
Sep 2020
First class facility with staff who are knowledgeable, friendly and extremely helpful. The exhibition is not only informative but strives successfully to give a real flavour of what working the fishing boats must have been like as at Yorvik in York with both smells and noise. Very well presented. The cafe is clean and reasonable priced with well spaced tables and strict Covid rules observed. At £8 for a couple entranc ths Centre is, well worth a visit.
Written September 5, 2020
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Lisa T
31 contributions
Worth a visit
Feb 2020 • Family
Lovely museum which Is worth a visit. The exhibitions there are brilliant and tells a great story about the fishing heritage. The staff are lovely and friendly and my daughter really enjoyed the visit. We went on The tour around the fishing vessel outside the museum which is on a timed slot and it was lovely to hear all about the stories onboard and have a look around.
Written August 21, 2020
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Charlie C
London, UK27 contributions
Superb
Mar 2020 • Family
Superb museum and tour of the Ross Tiger by its ex Captain- Dennis. Great tour - thoroughly recommend.
Written March 10, 2020
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Kelly G
Grimsby, UK14 contributions
Grimsby fishing Heritage centre
Oct 2019 • Family
Took my granddaughter from Australia . I have been before but since my last visit it is so much updated . What a fabulous afternoon we had . So much nostalgia. Then to top it off we had tea and cake at their lovely cafe .. well worth the visit . Would definitely go again .
Written March 6, 2020
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Alan C
Grimsby, UK20 contributions
A trip back in time
Mar 2020
It seems that people that have never been to Grimsby see it a s a grey dismal place that was once known only for its fish. However, I have been very impressed with the town since my first visit and in fact have now chosen it as my home. The Fishing Heritage Centre gives visitors an insight into the hard life that the old trawlermen endured to provide the nation with fish. In times gone by the majority of the towns population were employed in some way within the fishing industry. Men went to sea, women mended nets and both men and women processed the fish once they were landed. Everyone knew someone who was lost at sea as the mortality rate was high. Fishing was a very dangerous occupation and the Heritage Fishing Centre brings to life with sights, sounds and even the smell of what life was like aboard the many trawlers that called the port of Grimsby home. The centre offers very good value for money and included in the visit is a guided tour around one of the very few surviving trawlers, the Ross Tiger. Visitors can see first hand what conditions aboard ship were like and add to that the fact that the ships were, more often than not, working in icy conditions it is easy to understand the arduous and hazardous life that the trawler men endured. This is a great value for money venue that has something for everyone and is well worth a visit.
Written March 6, 2020
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Kevin G
89 contributions
Wonderful!
Feb 2020 • Couples
A really interesting little museum with great exhibits and interpretations. History of the fishing industry in Grimsby clearly laid out. The tour of the trawler Ross Tiger is very good lots of information and Bob who is a retired skipper explains the operation of the vessel clearly. Lots of stories about deep sea fishing and he brings to life a long dead industry. The best tour I've had for a long time. The staff are very helpful.
Written February 23, 2020
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Hughes332
18 contributions
Family day out
Feb 2020 • Family
Great day had by all. Something for all ages. Interesting. Boat tour was most enjoyable. Cafe value for money. Staff welcoming and pleasant.
Written February 23, 2020
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