Grimsby Fishing Heritage Centre has kicked off its festivities ready for the Christmas season.
From a festive street scene, 10ft tree and party hats on the mannequins, to Christmas themed Ross Tiger tours, winter warmers in the cafe and gifts in the shop, there’s plenty to get you in the Christmas spirit.
For the first time, a Christmas tree has been placed in the main atrium where people will be able to write a message to lost loved ones to tie to a trawl net alongside the tree. Free access will only be given to this area for those leaving a message. There will also be the opportunity for people to donate to the Salvation Army and Fishermen’s Mission. Social distancing will apply.
The tree has been officially lit by Grimsby’s Port Missioner, Superintendent Suesan Brown of the Fishermen’s Mission, Major Alison Gardner of the Salvation Army, Jane Hyldon-King, Vice Chair of the Friends of Grimsby Fishermen’s Mission and Gill Ross, Chair of the Friends of the Grimsby Fishermen’s Mission.
The tree has this year been funded through the Government’s Welcome Back Fund, part of the ERDF funded COVID recovery scheme across the UK.
The museum’s popular Galley Cafe will once again be serving festive winter treats, including mince pies, yule log and Stokes of Lincoln hot chocolate to warm you up.
And while you’re at the museum, why not head over to the centre’s gift shop to browse potential presents for friends and family, or grab yourself some Christmas cards.
Here’s our gift picks for 2021:
- Build your own trawler, with Revell’s Ross Jackal kit
- 100% British wool knitted fishing jumpers made in Grimsby by Deckhand Knitwear
- 2022 Grimsby Fishing Heritage Centre calendar
- Local books on railway and local heritage
- Fishing and nautical mugs
- Grimsby railway posters
- Christmas cards
This year’s Christmas opening times at Grimsby Fishing Heritage Centre:
- Closed Christmas Eve
- Closed Christmas Day
- Closed Boxing Day
- Closed Monday 27 December
- Closed Tuesday 28 December
- Open Wednesday 29 and Thursday 30 December
- Closed from New Year’s Eve until re-opening on Tuesday 4 January
Opening times are between 10am and 4pm on the day’s the centre is open.
Last admission to the museum is one hour before closing.
The cafe closes one hour before closing time.
The gift shop closes half an hour prior to closing time.
All visitors must book a tour time via the centre’s reception team by calling (01472) 323345. Tours of the trawler, Ross Tiger, start at 11am, 12pm, 2pm and 3pm and are subject to availability and booked on a first come first served basis.