Grimsby Fishing Heritage Centre


Grimsby, once the world’s largest fishing ports, has developed into a bustling town full of history and heritage waiting to be explored.

You will be spoilt for choice on how to spend your time while you’re here, with our fantastic shopping, great cafes and bars along with fascinating museums and galleries. 

Freshney Place, Lincolnshire’s largest shopping centre, is Grimsby's main shopping centre that provides an excellent range of individual retailers, major stores and specialty gift shopping. Just a stone’s throw away is Abbeygate, an independent shopping area with plenty of boutiques offering unique women’s clothing and menswear as well as some great places to eat. 

If you are looking to discover the history of the town then there is no better place to start than the Grimsby Fishing Heritage Centre, recreating Grimsby’s maritime history. Witness for yourself as you sign on as a crew member for a journey of discovery where you will experience the sights, smells and sounds as a trawlerman in the 1950s. If you’re looking to discover some more, then visit the Time Trap Museum at Grimsby Town Hall where you will go on a time travel journey to uncover the towns colorful past within the former police cells. 

For culture vultures, why not spend some time at the fantastic Abbey Walk Gallery which hosts an exciting and diverse rolling program of contemporary and modern art. In and around Grimsby you will find a good choice of places to stay, with plenty of hotels, bed and breakfasts and self-catering accommodation. Grimsby has something to suit every occasion and budget. Grimsby offers a fabulous selection of quality specialty restaurants, bistros, carveries as well as our traditional famous fish and chips.

For more information on Grimsby, please contact the Tourist Information Centre on 01472 323111 or