Fishing Heritage Centre

In the second half of the 19th century ‘industrial’ fishing ports developed in many European countries, with docks for handling steam trawlers, systems for supplying them with coal, rail connections for distributing fresh fish, facilities for smoking, salting and freezing edible fish and factories for processing non-edible waste. The principal port of this type in England was Grimsby, where the industry is commemorated at the National Fishing Centre, whose exhibits include the trawler Ross Tiger.


Outstanding features of the landscape of Grimsby are a 33 m hydraulic tower of 1851, modelled on the Palazzo Public in Sienna, and the concrete fish market built by the London & North Eastern Railway in 1934.

Fishing Heritage Centre
Alexandra Dock
DN31 1UZ Grimsby
United Kingdom
+44 (0) 1472 - 323345