The Kasbah sits on Grimsby’s historic dock peninsula, and is comprised of around 90 buildings of all shapes and sizes, many of which are currently waiting to be chosen by a new tenant who will bring them back to life.

In the meantime, existing tenants carry on their work and welcome visitors and clients as part of their daily business. The security gate at the entrance to the dock estate (requiring photo id), and mobile security patrolling 24 hours a day, give them reassurance that safety measures are in place, and help protect visitors from accident or injury.

Until the transition has been made to relatively full occupancy, public access will remain somewhat limited due to health and safety concerns.

That said, we put on very successful Heritage Open Day events in September each year, which bring many visitors to the port for enjoy guided walks, smokehouse tours, and open studios, as well as other delights including delicious food produced on site.

Creative Start open day

The docks will be open for Heritage Open Days again this year on 14th September 2024 – see below for further information.

We fully anticipate that as more businesses and organisations move into the Kasbah, there will be more public interaction in the form of events small and larger. Keep your eye on this page for updates.

Explore Port of Grimsby (Kasbah Qtr)


Explore the historic quarter, known as the Kasbah, on the Port of Grimsby. Take a guided tour, listen to a talk, or wander the site marvelling at the history of the port’s connections with the globe.

Further information and details for booking onto a guided tour will be released in June 2024.

Details on the National Heritage Open Days festival can be found here: Theme: Routes – Networks – Connections (heritageopendays.org.uk)

Docks Unwrapped


Creativity at the Port of Grimsby

Approximately 2000 people joined us a on Saturday 16th September to experience the creativity of the Docks, past present and future, at this free Heritage Open Days event.

As well as finding out about the development of the railways and early dock design and being inspired by the the renewables industry, attendees visited creative studios and exhibitions, and joined tours of the area and some of it’s buildings.

We also had a visit from Mr Mayor, who cut a scale model cake of the recently restored Alfred Enderby Smokehouse, with donations in return for a slice of the cake going to Grimsby & Cleethorpes Sea Cadets.

Grimsby Docks Open Day


Astounding Inventions Down Dock in Grimsby

Over 1000 people joined us on the historic port of Grimsby for Heritage Open Days in 2022 to learn how amazing innovations have propelled us into the future. They took part in guided walks through the historic streets, saw how our unique smoked fish is produced, and tried some “inventive” activities.

2022 Walking Tour, Auckland Road

Heritage Open Days


The joint themes for 2021’s Heritage Open Days were Edible England and Voices of Lincolnshire (untold stories).

Attendees heard all the untold stories (and legends!) of the Kasbah while learning about its vital role in supplying the nation’s favourite dish in our virtual ‘Edible England’ themed event.

See the virtual tour filmed for the event on Clee TV’s Heritage Channel.

Kasbah open day bus tour
Grimsby smoked fish

Smokehouse Tours


Patrick Salmon of Alfred Enderby offers a tour of his smokehouse to small groups of visitors, who learn about the process from beginning to end, and end up sampling the delicious smoked fish Alfred Enderby is rightly famous for.

For more information about these highly entertaining and informative events, contact smoked@alfredenderby.co.uk