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Arctic Corsair

High Street, Kingston-upon-Hull HU1 1NQ, England
+44 1482 613902
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Just came across this attraction by accident walking in Hull. It was empty so we had the personal... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Nickers67
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London, United Kingdom
A major feature of Hull's fishing heritage.

You can view the Arctic Corsair from outside the Streetlife and Transport Museum, and there is... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
johnhouston2
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Knaresborough, United Kingdom
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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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“engine room” (12 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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High Street, Kingston-upon-Hull HU1 1NQ, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just came across this attraction by accident walking in Hull. It was empty so we had the personal touch being shown around and my son was fascinated by the guys stories of being a fisherman.

1  Thank Nickers67
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You can view the Arctic Corsair from outside the Streetlife and Transport Museum, and there is information re the vessel's working life and the fact that she was rammed by an Icelandic gunboat during the infamous Cod Wars. NB however that entry to the ship...More

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Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

i am so glad we got to go round this before it shut for the winter as i had looked at this a couple of times, we watched a short video and then we were taken around by our guide who said he was a...More

1  Thank janine h
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Reviewed 21 October 2017 via mobile

visited ship and it opens your eyes at what hard life our fisberman had how men worked eat and slept on one theys ships is hard to imaging it is part hulls history we must never forget

1  Thank biggermamm
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Reviewed 11 October 2017

Took the tour around the Arctic Corsair with Wally an ex trawler man and extremely knowledgeable .The tour itself and the museums are free to enter and well worth a visit.Seeing the conditions and how hard and dangerous life was for the people working on...More

1  Thank AlisonWil
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Reviewed 8 October 2017

Good insight into how hard and dangerous a trawlermans life was. An experienced guide who could answer all questions. Opportunity to visit all parts of the ship, from bridge to engine room.

1  Thank parky210
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Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

Former deep sea trawler repurposed as a unique museum piece for Hull's shipping industry and the hard life led by those who worked in it. Entry is free and via small group guided tours led by ex-trawlermen. Highly recommended especially if you've ever thought how...More

1  Thank Bryophyta
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Reviewed 6 October 2017

Tours onto the ship are available and led by experienced Ex. Trawler men or by volunteers who have been well trained up by them. The length of tour is usually about 1 hour but my tour lasted 1 hour 40 minutes because of the level...More

2  Thank ManxSailor
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Reviewed 4 October 2017

Huge trawler sitting on the quay side. Alas while free entrance, it is only open on Wednesdays and Saturdays and on a Monday we were disappointed. It looked an exciting venue, I mean how often can you wander around a deep sea trawler. Thus I...More

Thank Tom M
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Reviewed 4 October 2017

Highly recommended a visit on the Corsair. Watched a short film first then headed to the boat with the volunteers who were highly entertaining. Their knowledge of this vessel is outstanding and it's extremely interesting. Everybody should visit this.

1  Thank Debbie D
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LinniR
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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
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