North East Lincolnshire Council

Time Trap

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the Time Trap Museum has been closed until further notice.

Time Trap museum at Grimsby Town Hall

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.

Opening hours

Monday to Friday 10 am to 4 pm, except bank holidays.


  • Adults – £3.00
  • Seniors and children – £2.00
  • Under fives – FREE
  • Group discounts are available

Schools and groups are welcome. Please book in advance and we will be happy, where possible, to arrange a tour of the Town Hall to include the Council Chamber and Mayors Parlour.

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Operational Manager Civic Services, Town Hall, Town Hall Square, Grimsby, North East Lincolnshire, DN31 1HX

Telephone: 01472 324109


Opening times: Monday to Friday 10 am to 4 pm, except bank holidays