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Time trap

Time Trap museum at Grimsby Town Hall

Visit the former prison cells of Grimsby Town Hall and uncover the Town’s colourful past.

The Time Trap will take you on a time travel journey to uncover the town’s history. 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

Opening hours will be Monday to Friday 10am to 4pm, except bank holidays (Last admission at 3.30pm).

Make a booking

To visit Time Trap you can also book in advance using our Time Trap booking form.

Admission price

(Card Payments Only)

  • Adults £3.50
  • Seniors and children £2.50
  • Under fives are FREE
  • Family ticket for 2 adults and 2 children £10

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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Contact details

Time Trap, Town Hall, Town Hall Square, Grimsby, North East Lincolnshire, DN31 1HX

Telephone: 01472 324109

Email: [email protected]

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