Welcome to Immingham Museum & Heritage Centre.
The museum celebrates the social, commercial and industrial life of Immingham through the centuries.
In 1608 the Pilgrim Fathers set out from the shores of Immingham to start a new life in Holland and eventually the New World. The museum has an interactive display featuring their journey.
In 1912 the Great Central Railway opened a massive port at Immingham to export coal to the World from the Yorkshire and Nottinghamshire coal fields. Immingham is still a major port on the east coast of England handling the largest tonnage of any port in the country.
As part of the port development “Tin Town” was created to house the port builders and workers. This is featured in the museum, together through various displays showing all the local amenities which developed to support the town and port.
The railway was a key feature of the port to feed in the coal and other produce and still plays a significant role in the port through container traffic, bulk loads such as iron ore for Scunthorpe steel works and the import and processing of crude oil.
The upper floor of the museum devotes itself to the influence of the railways, including two large model railways showing Immingham Locomotive Shed in the 1950’s and the busy freight line feeding Immingham between Barnetby and Wrawby Junction. A new feature of this floor is a multimedia room including screens for real time trains, ships and planes around the port.
More details on all of these areas in the museum can be found in the following pages.
Come and explore the museum!
Our next event is our very popular model railway show !
Show details 2023
The 4th annual exhibition at Immingham, following three very successful exhibitions. 2023,will bring some excellent high quality layouts to the show in a range of gauges located in two halls. In addition, the show will include access to the museums large operating layouts of Immingham Shed in OO and Barnetby in N which featured in Hornby Magazine in 2020.
Also, there will be access to static exhibitions featuring Immingham docks, the Pilgrim
Fathers and historic artifacts of the local area.
This exhibition will feature some highly acclaimed layouts which have often been seen in the popular model railway magazines.
The following layouts are attending the 2023 show,
Mohawk Loops –American Rockies – 21ft x 2.5ft – N gauge
Crawton – 1970’s east Scotland – 22ft x 14ft – 00 gauge
Batterdale – East Yorks branch – 9ft 6in x 3ft 6in – N gauge
Outwell Village – Wisbech & Upwell tramway – 16ft x 2ft – 00 (fine scale)
Arfer Yard – 7mm narrow gauge shunting – 7ft x 18in – 0 narrow gauge
Carabs Chemicals – chemical terminal – 8ft x 18in – 00 gauge
Wepre Park – mineral railway – 13ft 6in x 1ft 3in – EM gauge
Fish Dock Road – Grimsby docks shunting – 6ft x 2ft – P4 gauge
Axebridge – Minehead light railway – 6ft x 2ft – 009 gauge
Wheal Louise – China Clay facility – 10ft x 18in – 00 gauge
Chester Road – 1960’s light maintenance depot – 6ft x 10in – 00 gauge
Hyde Lane – late 60’s diesel depot – 16ft x 2ft – 0 gauge
Holland Beck – modern image Barton line – 13ft x 1ft 6in – 00 gauge
Low Quay – Great Western dockside scene – 7ft x 3ft – 00 gauge
No.5 Passing Place – Immingham trams – 11ft 6in x 1ft – 00 gauge
Lego Trains – 8ft x 6ft – L gauge
Traders attending are;
Caistor Loco – new rolling stock and accessories
Elaine’s trains – quality second hand stock
CM3 Models – wiring, connectors, DCC and DC, decoders and scenic materials
Paul King – railway books
Batterdale Scenics – scenic materials
Peak Rail – second hand books and second hand stock
Great Central – society stall plus second hand stock
John White – second hand stock
Lincolnshire Wolds Railway – society stall plus second hand stock.
Descriptions of attending layout’s for our 2023 exhibition.
Images taken by Hornby magazine.
New display’s for downstairs and upstairs for 2023!
Immingham museum & Heritage centre, Immingham Civic centre, Pelham road, Immingham, DN40 1QF.
Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
Telephone: 07518 899048.
We are open to the public Tuesday’s, Wednesday’s and Saturday’s 1pm-4pm, Admission by donation.
Gallery from our 2022 Exhibition.