Immingham has a rich and varied history. With access to the Humber estuary key for early sea-farers and for food, archaeological artefacts have been been found dating to pre-Roman times in the area.
The town also has links to the passengers who made the legendary journey on a ship called the Mayflower to settle in America forming one of the first English colonies and is one of the Mayflower villages in the North of England. You can spend a lovely afternoon in the area visiting the various historical and social history sites in the area to explore more about the past. Walk the Pilgrim Trail across the town, starting at Immingham Museum and learn about the Mayflower Pilgrims who escaped England from Immingham in 1608. Include a visit to the museum and view the dedicated exhibition about the Pilgrims along with local social history, the railways and Immingham Docks.
In more recent times, Immingham has developed as a small town with a thriving and active industrial dock area, currently managed by ABP.