About school visits
Grimsby Fishing Heritage Centre has maintained a popular school visits programme for more than 20 years. In 2016 we received the Sandford Award for Heritage Education, highlighting the quality experience and educational value that a visit here offers. We’re proud of our special attraction and are confident it will take your visiting children on a learning journey they will remember and talk about for a long time.
Our multi-sensory exhibits, object handling, exhibitions and hands on interactives mean that children will engage in this rich topic, whatever their learning style.
Cross-curricular opportunities will keep you inspired for more great ideas when you get back to the classroom.
School visits are currently suspended due to Government guidance. As we remain uncertain as to when physical site visits can take place again, we may still be able to assist you.
We have the ability to meet your class in a Microsoft Teams meeting, with one of our learning team speaking to you from our Education Room. Using images of the attraction and showing objects and costume, we can offer a 30 minute interactive talk around our fishing heritage to suit your year group. There could be opportunity for a live Q&A between us and your school to offer a little more excitement to your classroom learning.
Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss how we can help you further and arrange a session learning plan.
Grimsby Fishing Heritage Centre in a Box
During the Covid-19 pandemic, we have been fortunate in securing funding that has supported our attraction and numerous projects. Grimsby Fishing Heritage Centre in a Box is a new loans box service, featuring the sounds, smells and objects of the 1950’s Home, Above Decks and Below Decks on a Grimsby Trawler. The project will soon be ready for loaning, so watch this space!
Please call David Ornsby on 01472 323646 to make a booking or email David Ornsby on email@example.com
A member of the Education team will talk to you about your visit and put together an itinerary for your visit to the museum.
You will receive a resource pack with your booking confirmation.
Payment via cash or invoice or cheque must be made in full by or on the day of your visit. Make all cheques payable to North East Lincolnshire Council (you will be charged for the number of pupils who arrive on the day). Please bring full contact details to whom the invoice is to be addressed to if you wish to pay by invoice.
£4 per child with supporting adults and teaching staff free of charge.
The Fishing Heritage Centre is committed to diversity and equality and we aim to make our sites as accessible as possible. We can, with sufficient notice modify most learning sessions to meet individual requirements. Please note that we cannot offer access to the Ross Tiger for those with mobility difficulties or to under 5s. Alternative arrangements can be arranged with prior notice.
Disabled facilities are in place and the café will be happy to cater for any special dietary requirements if given prior notice.
Visiting teaching staff risk assessments should take into consideration the effects of poor weather aboard the Ross Tiger trawler especially during the winter months.
A substitute activity, such as our Net Making and Ropework craft session, could be used in the event of extreme weather or unavailability of the ship. This will be confirmed ahead of your visit.
If you have not been to our venue before, we suggest you do a preliminary visit to prepare your own risk assessment of the site. Pre-visits are free to staff from the school. Contact us to arrange this.
Pupils must be supervised at all times during the visit, including breaks. We recommend a ratio of 1 member of staff: 6 pupils on the site. You are responsible for the good behaviour of pupils at all times – including respect of the historic environment and objects. We reserve the right to ask groups to leave if concerned about their behaviour.
A class of 30/35 children is ideal for a visit in one day. However we may be able to take more as long as a suitable itinerary can be arranged. The maximum number for a single group aboard the trawler, Ross Tiger, is 20, including any staff so itineraries need to take this into account. Downloadable itineraries are at the side of this page. We’ll look forward to hearing from you with your individual needs to support you however we can.
A lunch room is available for you to use, but must be requested at time of booking. If you wish, the staff in the excellent Museum cafe can provide packed lunches for your visit.
The centre has a popular gift shop with a variety of ‘pocket money’ souvenirs available. Prices are kept very fair, with items costing from 95p.