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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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Fabulous museum

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Sarah N
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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW 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 5 days ago NEW 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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Thank Golfer27england
Grimsby, United Kingdom
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261 reviews
102 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 149 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have lived in Grimsby for 18 months now and kept meaning to have a look at the museum for ages. A visit from my brother prompted us to go and have a look. We went midweek and walked in to get our tickets from the friendly receptionist and were asked would you like a tour of the trawler Ross... More 

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Thank Nemesis13
Cleethorpes, United Kingdom
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7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a great time visiting today. Informative and fun with lots to learn about such an important local industry.

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Thank Neil C
Lincoln, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The tour of the Ross Tiger, the trawler from the 1950s was very moving. The sailors had such dangerous incredibly hard work, I was really amazed. The guide was very informative, was able to answer any questions and took time to show us around. The museum itself does very well in recreating the atmosphere and gives a good history of... More 

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Thank Harry S
Otley, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

Very well set up,toilets and cafe on entrance.Had some iunch and then had a conducted tour of the trawler,Tiger Moth. The guide was so agile and obvious he had been a seaman.The museum itself plenty of exibitions and good documentation a very pleasant experience and ended with a cupof reasonably priced tea. We 1st visited in1992 and weren't disappointed and... More 

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Grimsby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

I have lived in Grimsby all my life and decided to visit the Fishing Heritage centre for the first time today. My 10 year old son has been raving about it since his grandma took him a few months ago. I took him today and really enjoyed it. The exhibits are good but the included tour of the Ross tiger... More 

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Thank matt100979
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

Great place for an informative and fun few hours. Plenty to look at for the adults and games/challenges for the kids

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Thank Cliff D
Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

We have visited on many occasions. We were lucky enough to experience on of the last guided tours round the Ross Tiger from John before his retirement (I hope I have got his name correct). The tours he did were magnificent and knowledgeable. He is a real treasure and will be missed. When leaving the tour I felt extremely emotional... More 

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Derbyshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

Popped in for an intended quick visit and spent more time here than anticipated. I have ancestry in the fishing industry and was a little disappointed to find there was no stock of personal information here but that was offset by the experience overall. The exhibits try very hard to give an impression of life on the trawlers and succeed... More 

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