We welcome groups to North East Lincolnshire and have lots to see and do in our area to suit most interests.
Learn about our fishing heritage at the award winning Grimsby Fishing Heritage Centre where you can discover life for British trawlermen in a job described as the most dangerous peacetime occupation in the UK. Experience the sights, sounds, smells and movement of the 1950’s as the centre takes you back to the life of our trawlermen and their families both at home and at sea. Climb aboard the historic Ross Tiger trawler to experience the conditions aboard one of our earliest surviving diesel side-trawlers.
Discover Grimsby’s Time Trap Museum, a surprising attraction within the former police cells of Grimsby Town Hall. Taking you on a time travel journey, you will uncover the town’s colourful past, passing through dark, twisting corridors, exploring the town’s treasures and learning how the town developed.
Visit the Greenwich Meridian Line in Cleethorpes situated along the coastal path, where east meets west. The Line has been marked in Cleethorpes since the 1930’s when Hadfields of Sheffield presented a plate to be laid in the path and to test their new non-corroding steel. Walkers can now enjoy the Greenwich Meridian Trail, a long-distance walk of approximately 273 miles that follows the line of the Prime Meridian starting from the Prime Meridian obelisk at Peacehaven in East Sussex and ending on the coast of Sand le Mere in East Yorkshire.
Immingham was the last stopping point for the Pilgrim families who fled England for a new life, initially in Holland, before eventually boarding the Mayflower ship in 1620. These Pilgrim Separatists went on to become the ‘Founding Fathers’ of America. A visit to Immingham Museum also tells the story of the area from prehistoric to present day including the history of Immingham Dock and the introduction of the major railway to the area and features a working railway layout.
Just a short drive out of town you can visit Waltham Windmill. This historic building is an iconic six storied, six sailed working mill built in 1878 by John Saunderson of Louth. Whilst there, visit the Museum of Rural Life featuring many exhibits from the 1930s and 1940s and incorporating the RAF Grimsby exhibition. On site is a miniature railway and several unique craft units.
Visit the Jungle Zoo and encounter a range of animals including lemurs, meerkats, macaws, toucans, bull frogs and bearded dragons. There’s also a gift shop on site to treat the children to a souvenir.
Take a stroll around the Boating Lake, feed the ducks or, season permitting, take a boat, canoe or kayak onto the water. There’s also an outdoor play area and a café at the Discovery Centre. The nearby sandpit and paddling pool makes for hours of fun for the family, open daily during the Summer season.
We’re ideal for a coastal getaway as there’s lots to discover, especially those who like to be active and enjoy the coastline. Feel the breeze out on the water and try your hand at stand up paddle boarding, kayaking or kite surfing, or just relax and enjoy the golden sands or stroll around the Pier Gardens. If dry land is more your thing, enjoy walking, cycling, golfing and more.
From water sports to rest and relaxation, North East Lincolnshire has something to offer visitors of all ages and interests.