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Arctic Corsair

High Street, Kingston-upon-Hull HU1 1NQ, England
+44 1482 613902
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We visited a couple of days ago and were, quite honestly, blown away. You really should start by... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Kent, United Kngdom
Well worth a visit

The trip round the ship is conducted by very knowledgeable guides they explain everything about... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Sara B
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Come aboard Hull's last sidewinder trawler the Arctic Corsair and let the crew take you on a guided tour (access is limited). You'll hear all about life at sea and the dangers deep sea trawlermen faced in the Icelandic fishing grounds. Our free guided tours are the only way to see inside the Arctic Corsair (please note restricted opening times on right). Before each tour starts you can watch a short 10 minute action film - Life at Sea - in the Arctic Corsair visitor centre (next to the Hull and East Riding Museum). You can also find out more about the Arctic Corsair at the museum, which is free to enter and you do not need to book.
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
High Street, Kingston-upon-Hull HU1 1NQ, England
+44 1482 613902
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We visited a couple of days ago and were, quite honestly, blown away. You really should start by watching the short video in the museum building PRIOR to going on board as it really helps to put things into context for your actual visit. Onto...More

1  Thank Manfromthebubble
Reviewed 6 days ago

The trip round the ship is conducted by very knowledgeable guides they explain everything about trawling and life on board and how tough the work really was. You need to be reasonably mobile to get around the whole ship Fantastic experience not to be missed

1  Thank Sara B
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Arctic Corsair is well worth a visit as it is I believe the only distant water side winder trawler left of the ships which sailed from Hull. The ship is moored behind the transport museum off the High street and a small museum section...More

1  Thank kingston211
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Chanced on to the first tour of the day on a Saturday morning, just four of us with a very knowledgeable and friendly (ex trawlerman) guide. Full tour from stern to bow and from wheelhouse to fish room (though not in that order). Everything well...More

1  Thank johnfred4
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is free, very interesting and thought-provoking. It certainly makes you think about the fish on your plate! And health and safety in the 40s, 50s, 60s and even 70s, not applicable! Scary. A really enjoyable hour and a half with very knowledgable and engaging...More

1  Thank Sarah M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

An amazing your by a man who sailed on this ship in the 1960s and 1970s, that's only fifty years ago. To see the conditions they lived and worked in and the constant danger they were in. The North Atlantic and Arctic Oceans don't take...More

1  Thank Manx_Hatter
Reviewed 10 June 2017

We went on a Tuesday and it was closed. We got a good look at it from the top of the Street Life museum. I think it would be an interesting trip for children of all ages. It has quite a lot of history attached...More

Thank homesteads
Reviewed 3 June 2017

What an incredibly hard and dangerous life being on a trawler must have been. Couldn't believe the size of the vessel. Fantastic tour by a fantastic guide.

1  Thank barnesdurrance
Reviewed 30 May 2017

Our little girl wasn't to happy at first however the guide was really knowledgable, friendly and helpful and that caught her attention (pardon the pun). The tour was interesting and really helped bringing life on board home to us land lovers. The tour was free....More

Thank Stelac196
Reviewed 29 May 2017

The Arctic Corsair was the highlight of my visit to Hull (and admittedly one of the reasons I chose Hull for a short break). After a ten minute introductory video which shows the hard work and dangers faced by the trawler-men, we were taken on...More

1  Thank Nat E
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21 February 2015|
Response from barnabyHull |
As a ex guide as far as l am aware arctic corsaire is open on a Wednesday and Saturday from 10 o clock to 4oclock and on a Sunday 1 o clock to 3 o'clock this can be confirmed by ringing hull city council on 01482 300300