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Grimsby Fishing Heritage Centre

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Grimsby Fishing Heritage Centre


Alexandra Dock, Grimsby, North East Lincolnshire, DN31 1UZ


01472 323345


Opening Times




November 1st - March 31st 10am - 4pm. April 1st - October 31st 10am - 5pm


November 1st - March 31st 10am - 4pm. April 1st - October 31st 10am - 5pm


November 1st - March 31st 10am - 4pm. April 1st - October 31st 10am - 5pm


November 1st - March 31st 10am - 4pm. April 1st - October 31st 10am - 5pm


November 1st - March 31st 10am - 4pm. April 1st - October 31st 10am - 5pm


November 1st - March 31st 10am - 4pm. April 1st - October 31st 10am - 5pm

Bank Holidays:

November 1st - March 31st 10am - 4pm. April 1st - October 31st 10am - 5pm

Wheelchair access Wheelchair access

Adapted toilet Adapted toilet

Level access toilet Level access toilet

Hearing system Hearing system

Document Downloads





FHC leaflet

Fishing Heritage Centre leaflet


Adobe PDF

School Visit Booklet

School visit Booklet


Adobe PDF

Coach Party/ Group Visit Information

Coach party and Group visit information


Adobe PDF

A fascinating insight into Grimsby's maritime history - Our heritage.


You can view the Christmas opening times in the document download section to the right hand side of the page.

Discover life for British trawlermen in a job described as ‘the most dangerous peacetime occupation in the UK’!
Climb aboard the historic ‘ROSS TIGER’ trawler to experience the conditions aboard one of our earliest surviving diesel side-trawlers!

Fishing has often been described as one of the toughest jobs in the world. The Grimsby Fishing Heritage Centre aims to take you back 60 years to discover life for our trawlermen and their families, both at home and at sea.

Bring along the whole family and experience the sights, sounds, smells and even the movements of life as a 1950’s trawlerman! Our beautifully crafted interactive displays are either carefully recreated or made from original trawler fixtures and fittings, accurately reassembled within the attraction!

Join the fishermen in the Freeman's Arms, visit a 1950’s house, experience the moving deck, visit the dockside shop and climb aboard a real historic trawler!

The ROSS TIGER is believed to be the oldest diesel side-trawler to survive in the UK. She has now been bringing history to life for over 20 years, attracting thousands of visitors from all over the world each year. Our trawler guides, often former trawlermen, are all passionate about the ship and are sure to bring her to life for your visit!

Our Bonded Stores gift shop is a great place to browse with its nautically themed items, as well as plenty of pocket money priced treats!
The 5 star food hygiene rated Galley Café has received many positive comments on Tripadvisor for the delicious home cooked, locally sourced meals on offer! We also have a very tempting range of cakes and delicious hot drinks, including coffee supplied by Stokes of Lincoln!

We have two gallery spaces at the attraction that are FREE to enter. The Muriel Barker Gallery covers two floors and has regularly changing exhibitions. Our Café Gallery is also a wonderful way to get artwork seen and is popular with many local exhibiting artists.
Admission Prices
• Adults: £6
• Children: £2
• Concessions: £4
• Family ticket: £12 (2 adults and up to 5 children)

The attraction has a large carpark and a pre-bookable coach bay is available.
A limited number of disabled bays are also available. Users must have their ‘blue badges’ clearly displayed.

Make sure to visit us on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube at the following links for regular updates of life at the GFHC. Our YouTube page currently has some great videos, including the special visit made by HRH Duchess of Cambridge to the attraction!

Grimsby Tourist Information Centre
The Grimsby TIC is also located in the main foyer at the Grimsby Fishing Heritage Centre. Feel free to pop in and browse local regional information. Our helpful tourist information assistants are on hand to assist you should you require further assistance. We will happily help you with any of the following:
• Brochures
• Attraction leaflets
• Event Leaflets
• Souvenirs
• Books
• Local bus timetables
• Local attraction vouchers - subject to availability
• National Express - Agents for National Express
• RAF Waddington – Ticket agent
• Arts Forum Festival – Ticket agent
• Auditorium – Booking agent
• Caxton Theatre – Booking agent
• Local ticket agents with no surcharges
• Radar Keys
• Allotment keys

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