The Grimsby Museum has approximately 15,000 artifacts in the collection and we continue to grow. We collect objects, archives, photographs, textiles, archaeological material, books and art that relate to Grimsby. We are responsible for preserving the artifacts for current and future generations.

 Featured artifact

Hewson and Sons Advertising Blotter

Hewson & Sons Advertising Blotter
In 1921 Arthur Hewson established his factory, known as A. Hewson and Son's at 80 Main Street West, on the north side of Main Street, east of Patton Street. Basket production at the modern three storey factory began early in 1922 and the company also supplied coal to homes and businesses. On February 8, 1948 a spectacular blaze destroyed the basket factory.


 Online collections

 A selection of the Grimsby Museum's collection is available to browse online.


For research appointments, please contact the Grimsby Museum. Are you looking for information on Grimsby's history? We offer access to our full collection through research requests. The Grimsby Museum's collection includes documents, letters, photographs, diaries and other material relating to families, businesses, organizations, places and events in Grimsby's history. Free for members. Some fees many apply.


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