Fishing Heritage Centre


Visit the National Fishing Heritage Centre

Grimsby is one of the largest fishing ports in the world. Great Grimsby has an extensive commercial trade in fish, coal, grain and timber as well as an important frozen food industry.


Grimsby was first founded by Grim, a Danish fisherman. 'By' means 'village' in Old Norse and 'city' or 'town' in the modern Danish language. The town was previously titled 'Great Grimsby' to distinguish it from Little Grimsby, a village about 14 miles (22 km) to the south, near Louth.


Freshney Place is Grimsby's main shopping precinct that provides an excellent range of individual retailers, major stores and speciality gift shopping. They are committed to giving you the best service. 


Grimsby also offers a multi-award winning fishing heritage museum recreating Grimsby's maritime history. The tour includes a recreation of a 1950s voyage to fishing grounds, through the trawler, with authentic aromas and moving deck, and scenes from the street and home life of old Grimsby. A series of temporary exhibitions will be open through the summer and the winter. The museum also holds a collection of historic vessels in the adjacent dock.



Destination: Lincolnshire Coast

Tourist Information

For more information about Grimsby contact the nearest tourist information centre:

Cleethorpes Tourist Information Centre:

Tel: 01472 323111


Book a short break

The Gairings

Stay in a B&B, self catering cottage or in a hotel for your short break in Grimsby.