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Arctic Corsair

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Address: High Street, Kingston-upon-Hull HU1 1NQ, England
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+44 1482 613902
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Come aboard Hull's last sidewinder trawler the Arctic Corsair and let the...

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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This tour was the highlight of our trip.Shown round the trawler by an ex trawler man who obviously knew the boats' layout and workings from experience we were entralled by his... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This tour was the highlight of our trip.Shown round the trawler by an ex trawler man who obviously knew the boats' layout and workings from experience we were entralled by his stories (you need to allow 1/ 2hours).He certainly made us aware that life on board a trawler was a very hard life for the months of the year they... More 

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Sheffield, UK
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 391 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We decided to visit Hull as it is the City of Culture and it was the Easter Holidays. Amazingly despite this, it was not possible to visit the Arctic Corsair and access was closed.

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Thank md1mm
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What can I say secondary children puns if amazing and brought out topic to life. Being shown around by real life time served fisherman made it extra special

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Thank AndreaGary
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Brilliant free tour of Hull's last remaining trawler guided by Steve who was very knowledgeable and answered all our questions. A fascinating insight into the hardships and life aboard an arctic trawler. Not to be missed if you are in Hull

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Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Fascinating tour around the last sidewinder trawler . You have to join a tour (book at the exhibit) but we were taken around by an ex trawler man who gave us an insight to the real life aboard one of these trawlers. Tour took about 1.5 hours. You must be able to go up and down steep steps (almost ladders)... More 

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Thirsk, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Arctic Corsair was one of the British fishing fleet that was involved in the Icelandic 'Cod Wars' (I have seen the Icelandic version of the saga, in the Reykjavik Maritime Museum). I think each group is limited to eight people, we were in a group of seven with an excellent guide, that had worked in the fish industry, but... More 

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Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well worth a visit. Guide was an old fisherman who was very knowledgeable and enthusiastic. Free to enter. Very similar to Ross tiger in Grimsby, but bigger and Ross tiger charges for entry

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North Shields, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very informative​ laid back tour with a real fishing skipper of the same era of the ship.Possibly one of the few ships of this type left and well worth visiting, Hull was the biggest fishing community in the world at one time, and this needs to be preserved , so get yourself down for a look round, and it's free,... More 

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York, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had read on the website this exhibition is open on Wednesday's so off we went to Hull and managed to get booked onto the 12 o'clock tour. We were so lucky because of the 9 of us on the tour one gentleman was their with his wife and grandchildren and just happened to be a former skipper of the... More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This looked really interesting, however, closed and limited access. What's the point. Don't bother. Waste of time.

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Thank Dan M
HCandLHelp, Public Relations Manager at Arctic Corsair, responded to this review

Good morning. We are sorry that the Arctic Corsair was closed when you planned to visit. The Corsair is of course a former working vessel and was not designed as a tourist attraction. We therefore take the precaution of closing the vessel over the winter as in inclement weather, many areas of the ship - in particular the deck and... More 

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