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Time Trap Museum

Town Hall Square, Grimsby DN31 1HX, England
+44 1472 324101
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Extraordinary place

Who would have thought that the prison and courthouse used to be situated in the Town Hall in... read more

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Emceefrequent
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Immingham, United Kingdom
Small is Beautiful

An exciting, entertaining , amusing and very informative museum. Not a large venue, but this... read more

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SheilaEngland
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England
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Discover this surprising attraction within the former police cells of Grimsby Town Hall, it will take you on a time travel journey to uncover the town’s colourful past. As you pass through dark, twisting corridors you will be able to explore mysterious nooks and crannies and make your way up and down winding stairs. You will discover the town’s treasures as you piece together the jigsaw that reveals how Grimsby developed. The old Police cells and prisoner exercise area have been transformed into the Time Trap museum which maps the development of the town into the largest fishing port in the world. It gives brief historical insight into many aspects of local life and shows how this development was fashioned by Law and Order, Disease and Death and indeed The Violence of Politics amongst many other things.
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Town Hall Square, Grimsby DN31 1HX, England
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Reviewed today

Who would have thought that the prison and courthouse used to be situated in the Town Hall in Grimsby. It's a real time-trap - with all the old documents, uniforms and furniture. Plus you go into the passages in the bowels of the Town Hall.....More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An exciting, entertaining , amusing and very informative museum. Not a large venue, but this enhances the museum with clever and innovative displays. If you are in the area please take a detour and enjoy this wonderful place - ou won't regret it.

1  Thank SheilaEngland
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Paul W, Civic and Mayoral Officer at Time Trap Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Many thanks for you postive review glad you enjoyed your visit. We hope to see you again.

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Reviewed 12 May 2018 via mobile

Loved this place! Like a trip back in time. Particularly liked the old police Cells. If you enjoy culture and history this place is well worth a visit.

2  Thank kenandjill1967
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Paul W, Civic and Mayoral Officer at Time Trap Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 14 May 2018

Many thanks for you postive review glad you enjoyed your visit. We hope to see you again.

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Reviewed 17 March 2018 via mobile

What a surprise, the Time Trap is full of information, take time and read the information in the wooden cupboards in the first corridor. Explore each room to get the full history of Grimsby and the industries. Don't forget to ask to look around the...More

1  Thank Andrew W
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Reviewed 3 March 2018

We took our granddaughter around the Time Trap one dull cold day we all found it very interesting ,this was a few years ago as she was younger at the time .I understand it has been updated recently ,and we plan to go again soon...More

3  Thank philip b
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Reviewed 3 March 2018

Entrancing 'tiny' museum chronicling the history of Grimsby.The imaginative layout is arranged on a jigsaw of small spaces on a multitude of levels;almost like a multi- layered maze.This way a big amount of information is displayed in a small area.Humour and great creative skill have...More

2  Thank Jacqueline E
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Reviewed 30 January 2018

My wife and visited Grimsby Town Hall to explore the Time Trap Museum situated in the old Police cells and what a fantastic experience it turned out to be . We were greeted by a lovely lady in reception who explained where the entrance was...More

4  Thank David C
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Reviewed 25 January 2018

What a shame, more people don't know about this fascinating trip back into historic Great Grimsby! From the police cells and uniforms, to the great display of Great Grimsby fishing heritage, there is something for everyone in Time Trap! Then take a walk around the...More

1  Thank David H
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Reviewed 9 December 2017

A fascinating, engaging and entertaining museum, illustrating the history and development of Grimsby with faithful and nostalgic recreations of period rooms, shops, a theatre and particular events like a riot, with a superb and amusing model of the baying crowd. Information panels are displayed as...More

2  Thank kensmoon
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Reviewed 24 October 2017

Had just enough time to see this museum today before our bus trip returned. A lovely experience, small but a wonderful use of the space. Up and down stairs into small areas all well displayed and gave really good images of past Grimsby. Recommended.

1  Thank lynnc185
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Jacqueline M
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Response from Liz M | Property representative |
Hi Jacqueline, Unfortunately, the Time Trap is in the cellars of the Town Hall (previously the gaols) so unfortunately, it isn't wheelchair friendly. If you're interested in the civic history of the town, the rest of the... More
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