Grimsby Fishing Heritage Centre, Grimsby

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The Grimsby Fishing Heritage Centre is a heritage attraction at Alexandra Dock, Grimsby, Lincolnshire, England, opened in 1991. The attraction is an Arts Council England Accredited Museum and holds a number of awards, including the TripAdvisor Hall of Fame, the Sandford Award for Heritage Education and the VisitEngland Quality Rose Marque. The centre was famed for its multi-sensory interpretation and lifelike manequins when it opened, winning the Attraction of the Year from the English Tourism Board and the Blue Peter Children's Museum of the Year award in 1993. It depicts the 1950s heyday of Great Grimsby's world famous fishing fleet, using displays consisting of preserved trawler interiors and carefully crafted recreations. The centre is also home to three historic fishing vessels. Perseverance is a sail trawler built in Boston Lincolnshire and is displayed in the main atrium of the museum. Ross Tiger is a 1957 side-trawler that is moored in the Alexandra Dock outside of the attraction. The G.I.C. or Esther is a large Grimsby sail trawler, built in 1888 at Alexandra Dock, close to the attraction.

Tours of the Ross Tiger are available throughout the year, as well as a programme of temporary exhibitions in the attractions three gallery spaces.
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  • The museum tells the story of the fishing industry in Grimsby in a very interesting way with “rooms” showing each aspect of life on and off a trawler. The quality was excellent but it didn’t take...  more »
  • Great place to visit - visited on November 11th with a group of 16 seniors, without exception all thought it was an amazing, well organised venue. The staff were very friendly and welcoming. The tour....  more »
  • Never thought much about this museum but what a shock when I finally decided to go. It's an amazing place to have a look round the exhibits are first class as well as being able to look around a fishing boat. The cafe is also really good and staff when we visited were helpful and friendly. I recommend anyone to go and have a good look round. Cheers Peter.
  • Great place to visit. I always take any family or friends visiting me to see the centre and trawler. Very informative and interesting. Well worth a visit.

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