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Grimsby Fishing Heritage Centre

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Address: Alexandra Dock, Grimsby DN31 1UZ, England
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+44 1472 323345

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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Wow, we took our grandsons (6+9) during half term and we all really enjoyed it.A tour round a trawler to start with was fascinating especially as it was done by Dennis an old... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom

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Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Wow, we took our grandsons (6+9) during half term and we all really enjoyed it.A tour round a trawler to start with was fascinating especially as it was done by Dennis an old skipper of the ship, the Ross Tiger.He told of the conditions that the crew had to endure.Then into the museum which included a line of old shop... More 

Thank Neelienot
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My daughter (6years) loves going here. We purchased a family season pass and it has been worth every penny. The only reason I've not given 5* is because a few of the interactive elements have stopped working and can be very frustrating trying to explain that to the children.

Thank Emma S
Grimsby, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very interesting and worthwhile visit...a must for everyone who has connections to Grimsby's fishing industry. ..that has sadly gone....this place makes it not forgotten.

Thank knewson2
Louth, United Kingdom
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59 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As it was such a horrible windy wet day and we didn't want to sit at home looking at four walls , we decided to take a drive to Grimsby to visit the Fishing Heritage Centre and I am glad we did, it is very good value for money even if you have to pay full price, there a lots... More 

Thank Rymanskid
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Really interesting attraction, loads to do for all ages. Gives a great insight into the fishing industry. Very friendly knowledgeable staff. Fantastic value for money. Would recommend you also do the tour of the trawler Ross Tiger. This is one of the best museums we have visited in the U.K. The cafe was very reasonable and cakes very yummy 😀

Thank molliemoosmum
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 20, 2017

Revisit after 20 years. Excellent museum with especially friendly staff. Lots to interest all ages. Our highlight was a guided trip on the trawler. Dennis was an excellent guide and being a past skipper gave a very interesting tour. It made our day.

Thank David W
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 18, 2017

Excellent place to visit very good information as you are going around I took my granddaughter she loved it dressing up in the costumes it seems so realistic with sounds and smells. We also did the tour on the Trawler which is based just outside of here.well worth a visit .

Thank Linda B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 16, 2017

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

Thank Tak H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 14, 2017 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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Norwich, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2017

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 

Thank James L

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