Grimsby is a well-known seaport on the Humber Estuary in Lincolnshire, England, that features a number of attractions that you would expect from such a famous seaside resort. Amongst these are the Grimsby Docks and Grimsby Dock Tower that dates back to the year 1852 and was built with the purpose of containing a 30,000 UK gallon hydraulic wrought iron reservoir at a height of 200 feet. This would provide hydraulic power to the lock gates and cranes of Grimsby Docks. There are also a number of rural areas within the town, including Weelsby Woods, famously guarded by two 100-year-old stone lions that features mature trees and various wildlife, and is a popular spot for walkers, joggers and families.
If it is a view to history and culture you are after, visiting the National Fishing Heritage Centre will give a broader insight into Grimsby’s history and the Welholme Galleries display a variety of local artwork.
Time Trap Museum, Town Hall, Town Hall Square, Grimsby DN31 1HX (01472) 324109
A unique museum hidden in the depths of Grimsby Town Hall; the Time Trap Museum is just that; Grimsby’s past captured at varying moments through time.
Visitors are ‘taken down’ into the grim past of Grimsby’s criminal past on a tour of the prison cells. Along the way they can pass a construction of the Royal Dock, see the town’s poverty-stricken past and the former glories of its football team.
National Fishing Heritage Centre, Alexandra Dock, Grimsby DN31 1UZ (01472) 323345
Celebrating the history of Grimsby’s most important industry, the National Fishing and Heritage Centre contains a wide-ranging collection of artefacts relevant to the sea and fishing.
Exhibitions include maritime art and ship models, costumes and textiles, as well as social history and fishing-related objects.
Berthed next to the heritage centre is the museum’s coveted prize relic; ‘Ross Tiger’; an ex-working 1950s trawler. Visitors can enjoy guided tours of this wonderful piece of maritime heritage.