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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

The Time Trap museum will re-open on 1 June 2021.

Opening hours will be Monday to Friday 10am to 4pm, except bank holidays.

Make a booking

To visit Time Trap you need to book in advance using our Time Trap booking form .

There is a maximum of six visitors per booking. Face coverings must be worn at all times during your visit.

Admission price

  • Adults £3
  • Seniors and children £2
  • Under fives are 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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Contact details

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

Telephone: 01472 324109


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