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Fishing Heritage Centre - Galleries and exhibitions

Shifting Images

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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

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

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

Easterlies- East Coast 7

A fine art exhibition originating from our museum collections.

Easterlies is an exciting exhibition that features the work of seven artists from the Lincolnshire areas who exhibit a multi-disciplinary approach to contemporary art in response to viewing museum artifacts.

Artists from the East Coast 7 contemporary artist collective have been invited to visit the site where North East Lincolnshire stores its Museum Services Collection in order to unwrap and discover artifacts that would inspire and prompt a meaningful artistic response.

As the seven artists work in a variety of mediums, from painting and printmaking to sculpture and photography, each artist has developed their responses in remarkably different ways. The exhibition documents some intriguing exhibits from the museum’s collection while at the same time reinterpreting the artifacts and reexamining what they represent.

It is the first time that the museum service of North East Lincolnshire has created a partnership that allows a contemporary artist collective to express itself through a multi-disciplinary exhibition. The venture was the brainchild of the Abbey Walk Gallery in Grimsby and is sponsored by the Arts Council.

The exhibition in the Galley Café at the Fishing Heritage Centre runs from Tuesday 14 July to Sunday 22 November.

About the Artists

The East Coast 7 is a contemporary artist collective of seven post-graduate fine artists living and working in the Lincolnshire region. It is bound by a common goal to bring the unique rural and urban landscape to life through a diverse range of disciplines. The artists want to remember their heritage whilst also seeking to represent contemporary life in this region.

The East Coast 7 artists are Julie Gough (sculpture and narrative), Susan Hoare (print), Pippa Llewellyn (paint), Heather Pickwell (sculpture), Tina Waller (photography), Jackie Welton (mixed media), Sally Yarrington (paint).

Murial Barker Gallery

Grimsby Fishing Heritage Centre
8th September 2015 - 6th March 2016
Tuesday to Sunday 10am - 4pm

Shifting Images: Lincolnshire Artists Self Portraiture, Present and Past explores the art of self-portrait through a fascinating display of work by contemporary artists, all of whom have a connection to the Lincolnshire area. Many of the artists attended or taught at the prestigious Grimsby School of Art. Artists on display include Alf Ludlam, Nick Volley, Twink Addison, Tony Codd, Nick Ellerby, Sue Stone, Jane Clark, Eileen Bunn, David Tarttelin, George Rowlett, Steve Upton, Dale Mackie, Melvyn Petterson, Jim Connor, Lewis Taylor, Elaine Munson, Gill Hadwin, Gillian Hobson, Emily Connor, Letitia Thompson, Sarah Webb, Julie Gough, Paul Gough, Terry Clarke, Jes Walton, Jason Carlisle, Linda Ingham, Harold Gosney, Kevin Atkins, Dave Power and Sean Martin.

The exhibition runs in partnership with Shifting Subjects: Contemporary Women Telling the Self through the Visual Arts at Abbey Walk Gallery.

Abbey Walk Gallery - Shifting Subjects: Contemporary Women telling the self through Visual Art
2nd Septembr - 31st October

Perseverance: A Celebration of 100 Years Afloat

Terry Clarke
To celebrate the birthday of one of our vessels the Perseverance, local artist Terry Clarke has created a series of artworks and sketches marking her 100th year. The Perserverance was built in 1914 and spent many years working as a shrimping vessels before being sold to Great Grimsby Council in 1987 for restoration and exhibition in the Fishing Heritage Centre. Terry’s artwork is on display in the foyer at atrium at the Heritage Centre.

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 about exhibitions contact Louise Bowen on 01472 323560 or

The galleries are also available to rent for exhibitions.  Please contact Louise Bowen on 01472 323560 or

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