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Grimsby Town Hall – Heritage Open Days

13th September 2019 @ 10:00 am - 14th September 2019 @ 4:00 pm

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Your once-a-year chance to discover some of North East Lincolnshire’s rarely seen historic treasures, with exciting experiences that bring local history and culture to life, for free as part of an international event!

This year, exciting venues being opened to the public include the Empire Theatre in Cleethorpes and areas of the Kasbah rarely seen. Other attractions, like Time Trap in Grimsby Town Hall and Grimsby Fishing Heritage Centre will be open for free too.

Heritage Open Days celebrates England’s architecture and culture by allowing visitors free access to interesting properties that are not usually publicly accessible or would normally charge a fee. It also includes tours, events and activities that focus on and celebrate the local heritage of the area. Heritage Open Days is England’s biggest and most popular voluntary cultural event and is also held in a further 48 countries across Europe.

Grimsby Town Hall

Location: Grimsby Town Hall, Town Hall Square, Grimsby DN31 1HX

Date/time: 13th and 14th Sept

Is booking required? No

Event Details: Visit the Time Trap Museum and discover Grimsby’s past, see the Great Grimsby Family History display and find out about tracing your ancestors.

Visit the Great Grimsby Town Hall to see the Assembly Room and Banqueting Room, which have been returned to their Victorian Splendour following extensive conservation work, carried out by Hurst Conservation, and support from North East Lincolnshire Assets Team, Architectural Services and the Great Grimsby Charter Trustees. Also see the refurbished Bremerhaven Room (Former Court Room) and Crosland Suite. Wander around the Council Chamber and view the civic regalia and silverware; you can also see the stained glass windows in the main entrance and in the Council Chamber.

During your visit, enter the Time Trap Museum, this surprising attraction, in the former prison cells of Grimsby Town Hall. Embark on a journey through time, uncovering the town’s colourful past through dark, twisting corridors, explore mysterious nooks and crannies and winding staircases. Treasures from the archives will also be displayed together with copies of the original building plans from 1863; this year’s theme is “Lincolnshire Learning, Wisdom and Folklore”.

Over the two days, there will also be displays by the Great Grimsby Family History Group, Grimsby Photographic Society, the North Lincs Art Society and the Councils Archives.

In addition, Free Entry to the Time Trap Museum.


13th September 2019 @ 10:00 am
14th September 2019 @ 4:00 pm
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