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National Fishing Heritage Centre

  • Grimsby
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Ages 9+
  • Tourist Attractions

Attraction Information

National Fishing Heritage Centre provides a fascinating insight into Grimsby's maritime history, so why not sign up as a crewmember and find out why fishing has often been described as one of the toughest jobs in the world!

Discover what life was like for trawler men (and their families), as you and the kids navigate your way around the heritage centre, complete with sounds and smells! The kids will love the interactive displays, with a chance to dress up as a fisherman or apprentice. You can also visit the dockside shop and get some fish and chips, and join the fisherman in the Freeman's Arms, before experiencing a moving deck.

Speaking of decks, The Ross Tiger (an ex working trawler from the 1950s), is moored adjacent to the museum and you can climb aboard and be entertained by tales of days at sea from the Trawler guides. (Fun fact, North East Lincolnshire Council bought this trawler for a whopping £1!) Tours are available throughout the year and last about 45 minutes, although they are subject to weather conditions. Tickets can be obtained from the signing on desk.

Please be aware that children under 5 are not permitted to go aboard the Ross Tiger Trawler due to Health and Safety guidelines. Also, access may be difficult for those with mobility problems due to vertical ladders and high sills on board.

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Opening hours

Tuesday to Sunday and Bank Holidays 10:00 - 16:00


Family: £12.00 Adults: £6.00 Kids: £2.00 Concessions: £4.00

Travel & Contact Information


Alexandra Dock, Grimsby, Lincolnshire, DN31 1UZ, England

Phone number

01472 323345



Click here to visit National Fishing Heritage Centre's website.

FAQ & Additional Information

Yes, there is parking onsite.

Yes, there are toilets, accessible toilets and baby changing facilities.

Yes, there are baby changing facilities.

Yes, you can bring a picnic.

Yes, there is an onsite restaurant and snacks are available.

Yes, National Fishing Heritage Centre is wheelchair friendly and has accessible toilets.

Yes, National Fishing Heritage Centre have stated they are pushchair friendly.

National Fishing Heritage Centre has not told us if they are dog friendly.

Additional Info

Anything else I should know?

There is an onsite shop

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