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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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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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This was a wonderful visit. We took a friend from France who was visiting us and he was really impressed. From the commentary in the tableau's, to the museum, the shrimp trawler... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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Spalding, United Kingdom

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I visited here with my friend and her two young children. If you have a couple of hours spare this is an ideal place to visit, especially if you have an interest in the fishing heritage of Grimsby. The displays are good and informative, with some hands on activities to keep children entertained. The cafe is fairly basic but serves... More 

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Grimsby, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The heritage museum is a good place to visit. Very interesting guided tour round the boat- shame the boat may not be around for much longer. Brought back lots of memories from my childhood. Pleasant staff a very nice afternoon.

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Spalding, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This was a wonderful visit. We took a friend from France who was visiting us and he was really impressed. From the commentary in the tableau's, to the museum, the shrimp trawler and the tour of the Ross Tiger, the service in the cafe and the friendliness and helpfulness of the staff, could not rate this trip today more highly.... More 

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Grimsby, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

FIRST CLASS VISIT. A very worthwhile visit combined with a tour of the Ross Tiger, very knowledgeable tour guide. Not expensive either, myself and three grandchildren including the ship tour only £10, great value.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Didn't know what to expect. Started on the trawler and I was very impressed. A job I wouldn't have undertaken in my youth. The guide was excellent with true stories of when he was sailing. Then round the heritage centre, again it was very interesting. We waited in the bar for service and anyone who has been will understand, we... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You pay for the car park and you pay admission charge. Sainsbury's car park is next door and we had just shopped there so we got up to 3 hours free car parking. The tour of Ross Tiger the fishing trawler was conducted by her ex-skipper and he had some interesting stories to tell. Some climbing of steps aboard. Built... More 

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Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Absolutely great place to visit we were made welcome from reception to our meal in the gallery cafe the highlight of our visit was a tour around the trawler Ross Tiger our guide Dennis made it very interesting and exciting top marks to you the centre itself had some great displays as was enjoyed by young and old alike well... More 

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Grimsby, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place in the middle of Grimsby has plenty of parking and is well sighnposted.It is well done and tells the story of how hard the life of fishermen was. (and their wifes) The staff are very helpful and informative.Tour of trawler is excellent and guide good.The café is nice ,do a good coffee.

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Mablethorpe, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

well worth a visit, good cafe, ideal for kids and interesting. the escorted viewing of an obsolete fishing vessel is excellent.

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Grimsby,South Humberside
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a well spent two hours looking round the Herimage Centre very interesting looking how the fishing boats operated in the early years must have been very hard work. Also had a guided tour around the trawler Ross Tiger a more modern trawler than the ones in the heritage centre but still must have been a rough life on the... More 

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