Grimsby Fishing Heritage Centre casts its net again

Grimsby Fishing Heritage Centre casts its net again

Grimsby Fishing Heritage Centre casts its net again

Grimsby Fishing Heritage Centre is to re-open its doors to the public after closing in March due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

Museums were allowed to open from July 4, but the decision was made to keep the centre closed until measures could be put in place to make it safer.

The attraction will re-open the Muriel Barker Gallery, Doughty Gallery, the Galley Cafe and gift shop tomorrow (Tuesday). Ross Tiger and the 1950s Fishing Heritage attractions remain closed until further notice.

A face covering must be worn inside the museum and galleries following the latest Government announcement, unless a person is exempt.

Several measures will be in place to make sure the centre is COVID Secure, including:

  • Booking your visit to the galleries with reception staff on (01472) 323345
  • All payments in the shop cafe are to be made using contactless payment
  • Track and Trace details taken upon arrival.

Councillor Callum Procter, portfolio holder for tourism, heritage and culture at North East Lincolnshire Council, said: “It’s really important we try to get attractions back up and running again for the public to enjoy in a safe manner.

“Staff have been working hard to make sure Grimsby Fishing Heritage Centre is Covid-secure and this means visitors should expect several measures to be in place to keep everyone safe.

“Social distancing, additional cleaning, hand sanitiser stations and time slots are just some of the measures being put in place to ensure the centre can open its doors and welcome the public inside once again.”

The centre has recently received £10,000 from the National Lottery Heritage Fund’s Digital Confidence Fund to support the centre’s project focusing on developing new ways of engaging visitors with the museum collection.

The centre also received £17,250 from Arts Council England’s Covid-19 Emergency Response Package.

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