Grimsby Fishing Heritage Centre

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!
Duration: 2-3 hours
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  • Flossie F
    Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom68 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    What a fantastic place!
    One of the best attractions for miles. Whatever your age and whether or not you're interested in the fishing industry, this place is an absorbing and fascinating experience. Beautifully curated, with a team of knowledgeable and friendly staff. Safe and clean in all areas with hand- sanitisers everywhere. I particularly recommend the option of the Ross Tiger Tour... it was an hour of pure enjoyment. I'd go again in a heartbeat.
    Visited April 2023
    Written 18 April 2023
  • Kenneth111
    Navenby, United Kingdom164 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great trawler tour.
    Visited on a quiet Thursday morning. Easy parking. Friendly staff. Did the Tiger Ross tour first, just the 2 of us. Excellent tour, certainly proved that I would never make it as a fisherman. Toured the site next, well laid out, great for kids if you have them. Would highly recommend.
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 21 April 2023
  • Neil S
    Worksop, United Kingdom15 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Really good museum
    Fantastic museum, which includes a tour round a trawler with a former crew man of the actual boat. Well laid out museum, the smells and sounds made it all the more realistic. The Icelandic display with contributions from those involved was interesting. Highly recommended
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 30 May 2023
  • Dunc1971
    Manchester, United Kingdom241 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing museum - see the Ross Tiger too!
    Great museum just to the north of the town centre. Wonderfully evocative displays showing the life of the trawlermen, which dominated Grimsby life for decades. We paid a little extra for a tour of the Ross Tiger - a surviving trawler docked next to the museum. Ron showed us round this amazing boat - he'd worked on it himself as a younger man, so was able to share accurate memories of life on the waves. It's important that younger generations remember the tough working lives our forebears endured. Recommended.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 15 June 2023
  • Twiglet
    Matlock, United Kingdom83 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Well Worth A Visit
    An entertaining museum with plenty to see and do. Dress up opportunities for the kids and well designed scenes and mock-ups of life on a North Sea trawler. Really makes you appreciate the tough life of a North Sea fisherman. Be sure to take the tour of the 1950s built trawler the Ross Tiger with a member of its former crew. Pleasant small cafe with good coffee. An exhibition on the Cod Wars was unexpectedly interesting, revealing how international politics wrecked an important British industry, with damaging consequences for both sides.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 22 July 2023
  • Room101b
    Hove, United Kingdom107 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Actually rather good! :)
    Been here 3 times over the years. It was "re-done" a few years ago, it was good before, it's even better now. For those new to such things, the tour of the trawler is well worthwhile. Also for the more serious history lovers, some interesting displays in the main building of artifacts, old photographs etc. Well worth a visit!
    Visited September 2022
    Travelled with friends
    Written 9 August 2023
  • Jane W
    Glastonbury, United Kingdom46 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Stunning immersive experience!
    The museum is laid out in a series of rooms, each recreating an aspect of life as a trawler fisherman. It's best to do the guided tour of the Ross Tiger, moored next door, first. A former crew member escorts you around this 1957 trawler and explains the equipment and facilities. The scenes presented in the museum itself then really come alive! If you've got a wait before the hourly tour, the museum has an excellent cafe. Recommended.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 8 September 2023
  • ChanC
    15 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Excellent portrayal of Grimsby fishing life
    My husband and I visited the Grimsby Heritage Centre whilst staying in Louth on 26th October. We arrived just before 11am and booked onto a guided tour of the Ross Tiger trawler boat situated outside of the museum. This was very enjoyable and we gained a real understanding of what it was like to work on this boat. Ron the guide was excellent as he was able to give first hand accounts having previously worked on this boat. He engaged well with children and adults alike. This cost £3 each on top of entrance fee. The tour lasted an hour and was excellent value in my opinion. We stopped in the cafe and each had a cheese and bacon sandwich served with crisps and coleslaw. The sandwich was lovely, filled with cheese and crispy tasty bacon. We each had a nice hot drink which in all cost £15. Clean eating area and served by friendly staff. The museum was equally good with a lot of effort to re create scenes relating to the fishing industry.The lady on the reception desk was friendly and welcoming. I think that the entrance fee was well worth the money. The day was wet we didn’t explore much in the surrounding area. The high street nearby was depressing and not at all pleasant which was a shame.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 26 October 2023
  • susan h
    Antalya, Türkiye1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A fascinating interactive museum about life as a fisherman sailing from Grimsby.
    I wanted to see what a whole museum about fishing would be like, having moved to live in Grimsby a month ago. Grimsby fishing museum is AMAZING! SO interactive ...going round the various parts of a ship, experiencing the sights, sounds, smells and feelings of "being a trawlerman" I also learnt a lot... The staff were so helpful and friendly, and the cafe served me delicious cheese on toast and a proper mug of tea... delicious! I really enjoyed my visit and would highly recommend a visit to this gem of a museum.
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 5 December 2023
  • anthony b
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We learned a lot from this very worthwhile and well presented insight into the fishing industry and its history
    A thoroughly enjoyable visit. A very interesting Museum and an excellent guided tour of the trawler Ross Tiger, with a well informed and knowledgeable Connor, who spoke clearly and answered all our questions. All staff were helpful and friendly and lunch in a pleasant cafe completed a cracking day.
    Visited February 2024
    Travelled with friends
    Written 3 February 2024
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Mallypeteo
London, UK12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
This is really a hidden gem. So much history here, very well set out building with a nice cafe. The staff are really helpful and friendly. The highlight of our visit was the boat tour. It was really interesting to look around the old trawler and her stories about working in them from the guide who is also an ex trawler man. Absolutely fascinating. Would really recommend it.
Written 9 April 2024
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Rose
England, UK85 contributions
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Mar 2024 • Couples
It was extremely interesting to learn about Grimsby's important fishing port. The Heritage Centre is very informative about local history and its connection to our national history. You learn in a varied and lively way here, the centre is interactive and hands-on and never boring. The Heritage Centre has been designed with care.
Written 2 April 2024
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Judy H
Gorefield, UK14 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
What an amazing insight to the brave fishermen of Grimsby. Wonderful the way it is set out. We did the trawler tour too, our guide Robert, a former trawler skipper made it rememberable. Can highly recommend
Written 22 March 2024
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Rita S
4 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Friends
Good experience showing how the history of the grimsby. The staff cannot do enough to help u . Very kind staff. I am disabled really went out way . Cafe good thank u guys .
Written 14 March 2024
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anthony b
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Friends
A thoroughly enjoyable visit. A very interesting Museum and an excellent guided tour of the trawler Ross Tiger, with a well informed and knowledgeable Connor, who spoke clearly and answered all our questions. All staff were helpful and friendly and lunch in a pleasant cafe completed a cracking day.
Written 3 February 2024
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alison503975
Grimsby, UK42 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Family
I live in Grimsby and have been to this excellent museum many times. I am now accompanying each of my four grandchildren in turn as they have no idea of how Grimsby's fishing industry has affected the town. When I was a child you never were in food poverty as there was always a parcel of fish to be had from the trawlermen. Freeman street was a busy thorough fare with the fishermen either back from sea or about to go on another trip. I visited the museum on Sunday with my 6 year old grandson and for the first time we took the trip around the Ross Tiger (it has always been fully booked before). The guide was excellent telling our group of 6 about the ship and his life as a fisherman. I appreciated the museum much more after hearing about the Ross Tiger and how the crew worked on their trip to the fishing grounds. The scenes are relatable and there is plenty to keep a child happy. The museum is really worth visiting, and reminds us why people always think of fish when they hear the name Grimsby.
Written 30 January 2024
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susan h
Antalya, Türkiye1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Solo
I wanted to see what a whole museum about fishing would be like, having moved to live in Grimsby a month ago.
Grimsby fishing museum is AMAZING!
SO interactive ...going round the various parts of a ship, experiencing the sights, sounds, smells and feelings of "being a trawlerman" I also learnt a lot...
The staff were so helpful and friendly, and the cafe served me delicious cheese on toast and a proper mug of tea... delicious!
I really enjoyed my visit and would highly recommend a visit to this gem of a museum.
Written 5 December 2023
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Rebecca S
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Family
Wow, like wow, I wasn't expecting it to be that good, it was amazing. The next time I go, I am going to allow more time and the staff are extremely friendly and helpful, great experience, thank you to the Fishing heritage committee 👍
Written 27 November 2023
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Essenen
51 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
A fascinating glimpse of the hard life in the fishing industry. The reconstruction are amazing and they give a real idea of the claustrophobic conditions the fishermen endured.
Written 14 November 2023
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ChanC
15 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
My husband and I visited the Grimsby Heritage Centre whilst staying in Louth on 26th October. We arrived just before 11am and booked onto a guided tour of the Ross Tiger trawler boat situated outside of the museum. This was very enjoyable and we gained a real understanding of what it was like to work on this boat. Ron the guide was excellent as he was able to give first hand accounts having previously worked on this boat. He engaged well with children and adults alike. This cost £3 each on top of entrance fee. The tour lasted an hour and was excellent value in my opinion. We stopped in the cafe and each had a cheese and bacon sandwich served with crisps and coleslaw. The sandwich was lovely, filled with cheese and crispy tasty bacon. We each had a nice hot drink which in all cost £15. Clean eating area and served by friendly staff.
The museum was equally good with a lot of effort to re create scenes relating to the fishing industry.The lady on the reception desk was friendly and welcoming. I think that the entrance fee was well worth the money. The day was wet we didn’t explore much in the surrounding area. The high street nearby was depressing and not at all pleasant which was a shame.
Written 26 October 2023
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