We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Book On TripAdvisor Bonus Book your hotel on TripAdvisor — then save 20% on things to do for your trip. Use code BOOKTOSAVE.

Grimsby Fishing Heritage Centre

Certificate of Excellence
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Alexandra Dock, Grimsby DN31 1UZ, England
Phone Number: +44 1472 323345
Website
Description:

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!

read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 236 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 161
    Excellent
  • 64
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Excellent for young and old

My father at 82 told me he had always wanted to visit the centre and, no time like the present, we both visited one Friday. All staff were friendly and helpful. We felt very... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Outandabout22
,
United Kingdom

Similar Things to Do in Grimsby

Add Photo Write a Review

236 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
Showing 236: English reviews
United Kingdom
Level Contributor
43 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My father at 82 told me he had always wanted to visit the centre and, no time like the present, we both visited one Friday. All staff were friendly and helpful. We felt very welcome. For the quality,range and presentation of exhibits the entrance charge is reasonable. Access is very good with a lift serving all floors. The centre is... More 

Helpful?
Thank Outandabout22
Liverpool, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
54 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited Grimsby fishing heritage centre again as we enjoyed it last time , it was really good to see how the fishermen had to go though and how they lived too

Helpful?
Thank Simon P
GFHC, Education and Outreach Officer at Grimsby Fishing Heritage Centre, responded to this review

Many thanks for your kind review, Simon! We're delighted that you came back to us and enjoyed your visit again. Feedback is very important to us and we appreciate you taking the time to post! Thank you! More 

Level Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went on a school trip to the Fishing Heritage Centre today and were extremely impressed. The whole place is set up very very well for visitors of all ages. Lots of information, presented in a fascinating way. Really brings the life and work of a trawlerman to life. Our daughter loved it so much she immediately asked if we... More 

Helpful?
Thank Rebecca S
GFHC, Education & Outreach Officer at Grimsby Fishing Heritage Centre, responded to this review

Thank you so much Rebecca! This was so lovely to read. School visits are so important to us and it really does mean a lot to receive feedback such as this from visiting schools! We hope the children are still chatting about it when back from the summer holiday! Our thanks again for your lovely visit and your kind review!... More 

York, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
20 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good day out especially the tour of the trawler Ross Tiger with the guide who had actually worked on the boat, he was very interesting g to listen to. The museum is fascinating with so many different rooms showing each aspect of working on a trawler.

Helpful?
Thank N10yorkshire
GFHC, Education & Outreach Officer at Grimsby Fishing Heritage Centre, responded to this review

Our thanks for your feedback! We are so fortunate to have three former trawlermen that work with us aboard ROSS TIGER. Not only do they have the knowledge, but also the skill and natural ability to share this so well with our visitors. They won't be with us forever, but we're doing what we can to make sure that their... More 

Level Contributor
6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

So much to look at. And the Trawler tour was fascinating. Excellent, entertaining guide. If your visiting Grimsby you really must go here.

Helpful?
Thank Neil H
south coast
Level Contributor
66 reviews
43 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our time began by joining a tour of a trawler with a trawlerman who had worked on the Ross Tiger. The boat was fascinating, as was the guide, who was passionate and brought the experience alive. Then the museum was a series of areas/scenarios, one leading to another, of life both on and off a trawler in the 1950s. This... More 

Helpful?
Thank alienaylings
Ramsgate, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
38 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016

We found our visit to be very interesting and educational. The centre is very well thought out with lots of good diaramas that you walk through. The centre explains the history of the fishing industry in Grimsby and gives vivid accounts and a visual feast of what life would have been like for a trawlerman, not just on the trawler... More 

Helpful?
Thank Dion M
Nottingham
Level Contributor
7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

This is not somewhere I would choose to visit but it was recommended and definitely worth it. Staff were very friendly and informative, the whole centre was clean. The centre is over three floors and there was the added bonus of a tour. The tour guide John was extremely knowledgeable and informative making the whole experience particularly interesting, even for... More 

Helpful?
Thank st0ry
UK
Level Contributor
12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016 via mobile

Thoroughly enjoyed our visit would highly recommend. Very informative and presented in an interesting way

Helpful?
Thank lynetteUk
Derby, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016

This is not the sort of attraction we would normally visit but I'm glad we did. The centre is over 3 floors which you start at the top and work down. There is good use of mannequins to emphasise the displays and there is also good use of temperature to give each display reality. There are a lot of interesting... More 

Helpful?
Thank AlanC498

Travelers who viewed Grimsby Fishing Heritage Centre also viewed

 

Been to Grimsby Fishing Heritage Centre? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Grimsby Fishing Heritage Centre and other visitors
2 questions
Ask a question
Lincoln, United Kingdom
5 months ago

See all questions (2)

Questions? Get answers from Grimsby Fishing Heritage Centre staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?