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“A Gem”

Grimsby Fishing Heritage Centre
Ranked #1 of 16 things to do in Grimsby
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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!
Reviewed 24 October 2018

This was a hugely informative and enjoyable visit. The receptionist was extremely friendly and chatty. Firstly took the guided tour around a trawler moored at the dock outside the centre. The ex skipper Dennis led the tour and he was hugely informative and amusing throughout, giving us the benefit of his vast experience.Perhaps a slightly too large a party, but didn't really detract from the tour. Some climbing up and down ladders, through hatches and into narrowish spaces. Fascinating. Then a self tour around the centre, again excellent. It takes you though fishing at sea, what happens on board, when they return to dock and then life in the time period. Lots of sets depicting each stage, with dummies to add some reality, music, sounds and voice overs. Really enjoyed it, price very reasonable. Café also available.

Date of experience: October 2018
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"ross tiger"
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"guided tour"
in 51 reviews
"fishing heritage"
in 66 reviews
"heritage centre"
in 37 reviews
"well worth a visit"
in 55 reviews
"all ages"
in 26 reviews
"sounds and smells"
in 11 reviews
"family ticket"
in 9 reviews
"couple of hours"
in 14 reviews
"great museum"
in 10 reviews
"great place to visit"
in 13 reviews
"guide john"
in 6 reviews
"great insight"
in 6 reviews
"main building"
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"for sale"
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"interactive activities"
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"excellent tour"
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Reviewed 24 October 2018

I grew up in this town but moved away a while ago and brought mty family back to visit. We had been down the National Coal-mining museum's pit so this had a high standard to match. It succeeded. There's an interesting exhibition about trawlers lost in World War 1 and a re-construction of the Freeman Arms from 1968, but the highlight was a tour of a "retired" trawler, the Ross Tiger, with its former skipper as our guide. He really brought to life what it was like to be on the ship, the work, the camaraderie and the noise. Hugely entertaining and informative. Well done!

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 23 October 2018

I am so pleased we went here, it is excellent very well presented and very informative. At the time we visited it was all about WW1 and how the trawlers were involved. Well done.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 19 October 2018

Visit today as a family of 5 with children 16,14 & 6 and thoroughly enjoyed it. At £12 it represents excellent value for money. We worked our way through the museum with excellent interactive elements for kids and just enough reading for adults. The flow of the museum is excellent. The highlight was the guided tour by the excellent John round the Ross Tiger which we absolutely loved. Credit also to the lady on reception who was incredibly friendly despite having to deal with a grumpy old man moaning about not getting a discount on the car park.....well done everyone...top draw!

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 19 October 2018

well worth a visit to explore the history of fishing in Grimsby very interesting and informative. walk through display re creating life on an artic trawler. good local exhibition

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank DuncanW291
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