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Fishing Heritage Centre - Galleries and exhibitions

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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

The Fishing Heritage Centre has two exhibition galleries, Muriel Barker Gallery and the Cafe Gallery.

On March 5th 2013, the museum was honoured to have been visited by HRH Duchess of Cambridge. Select the following link below for video of the visit:

The museum hosts temporary exhibitions ranging from a mixture of travelling shows and exhibitions created from the Museum Service’s own collections and works by local artists and organisations.

Café Gallery

Geoff Power
8 April to 15 June
Café Gallery

A NEW exhibition at the Fishing Heritage Centre gives a new perspective on one of Grimsby’s most famous landmarks.

Hidden, features a series of photographs taken over a number years in and around Grimsby Fish Docks, taking a fresh look at views that many people simply would not notice.

Geoff Power was born and raised in Grimsby. He now lives in London but still has a love for the town and its rich fishing heritage. He photographs everything from abstract urban landscapes to portraits. He is most well-known for collaborating with New Order, Peter Saville and Factory Records.

Murial Barker Gallery

Treasures from the Collection
15 February to 21 April 2014

An exhibition showcasing some of the best objects from the collection as chosen by volunteers and staff. The finest objects from our Art, Archaeology, Costume and Social History collections will be on display with a chance for you to vote for your favourite object each week.

Cargo Connections
3 May to 22 June

This fascinating exhibition details the development of Grimsby docks from construction to modern day.

Excavations and Estuaries
1 July to 10 August

Part of a series of exhibitions exploring the coastal landscape of North East Lincolnshire. Excavations & Estuaries is part of The Nature of Landscape project, developed and curated by Linda Ingham. The project is a platform for artists and academics whose main consideration is landscape issues within their work.

Ebb and Flow: 62 Group
9 September to 2 November

An exhibition of work by the internationally renowned 62 Group. The artists have taken inspiration from the collections of North East Lincolnshire Museum Service to create beautiful artwork for display at Grimsby Minster and the upper floor of the Muriel Barker Gallery. Since it was formed in 1962 some of the most highly regarded British textile artists have been members of the 62 Group of Textile Artists. The group stages an ambitious and innovative annual programme of exhibitions and promotes and encourages greater awareness of textile art through education.

Sleigh Belles
9 September to 2 November

An exhibition of some of the finest costume in the Joan Sleigh collection. Joan Sleigh was a teacher who created a large collection of costume and textiles in her lifetime. The collection was bequeathed to North East Lincolnshire Museum Service in 2008.

Eleven Eleven Eleven
11 November 2014 to 4 January 2015

An exhibition commemorating the efforts made by Grimsby Minesweepers during and after the First World War.

Opening times

Winter - 1st November to 31st March
Tuesday to Friday 10:00am - 4:00pm (closed Monday)
Saturday and Sunday 10:00am - 4:00pm (including Bank Holidays)

Summer - 1st April to 31st October
Tuesday to Sunday 10:00am - 5:00pm (Closed Mondays)
Bank holiday Mondays open 10:00am - 5:00pm

Last admission into the Galleries is one hour prior to closing time.

For more details contact Louise Bowen 01472 323560 or email

The galleries are also available to rent for exhibitions.  Please contact 01472 323560 or email for more details.

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