Time Trap set to reopen!

Time Trap set to reopen

Time Trap set to reopen!

Grimsby’s Time Trap Museum is set to reopen as of tomorrow, after it was forced to close in March due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Housed at the Town Hall, the museum was recently granted £60,000 from the Cultural Recovery Fund to enable it to function as a Covid-secure venue.

Grimsby Minster has also been awarded £182,900.

North East Lincolnshire Council’s cabinet member for heritage, Councillor Callum Procter, said:

“It is wonderful to see these funding awards for two very different projects and buildings, but both of which share a common goal of attracting visitors to some of Grimsby’s finest buildings and assisting in the preservation of our heritage.”

Strict new safety measures will be in place at the Time Trap Museum, including 2 metre distancing guidelines and sanitising stations.

Face coverings must also be worn, and groups will be limited to a maximum of 6 people.

The attraction will be open Monday to Friday from 10am-4pm, except bank holidays.

A statement from the council website reads:

“Visit the former prison cells of Grimsby Town Hall and uncover the Town’s colourful past.

“The Time Trap will take you on a time travel journey to uncover the town’s history. As you pass through dark, twisting corridors you will be able to explore mysterious nooks and crannies and make your way up and down winding stairs.

“You will discover the town’s treasures as you piece together the jigsaw that reveals how Grimsby developed.

“The old Police cells and prisoner exercise area have been transformed into the Time Trap museum which maps the development of the town into the largest fishing port in the world.

“It gives brief historical insight into many aspects of local life and shows how this development was fashioned by Law and Order, Disease and Death and indeed The Violence of Politics amongst many other things.”

Admission is £3 for adults and £2 seniors and children. Under 5s go free.

Online booking is essential and is available here via the North East Lincolnshire Council website.

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