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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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We went to see the arctic corsair and our guide was very informative and courteous. I would highly recommend a visit to this ship...and it's free.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 16 February 2017
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Hayling Island, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Why this exhibit can't be open all-the-year-round for this particular year is beyond me. Culture is only a Seasonal thing in Hull apparently (which presumably is why the city's infrastructure refurbishment is still far from complete) VERY DISAPPOINTED.

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Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Day in hull with friends decided to visit the museums and one of them was the artic corsair trawler unfortunately it was closed but you can still see it

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Thank Stephen A
Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

We went to see the arctic corsair and our guide was very informative and courteous. I would highly recommend a visit to this ship...and it's free.

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Thank gazy345
Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2017

Visiting the Arctic Corsair is like stepping back in time. It is a trawler used back in the Cod Wars. Inside the vessel, the living areas for the crew and Captain are a reality check into how tough and brave the men where who went to sea in these trawlers and how they worked and lived in very cramped testing... More 

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3 Thank eastyorkshirehelen
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2017

To be able to go aboard this ship and hear from someone who was aboard was brilliant. You really get to appreciate how difficult life on board was for these guys. To see how the fishing was achieved and just how dangerous it is really makes you see the fish on your plate in a different light. These are some... More 

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017

Seas and trawlers a huge part of Hull's fantastic maritime legacy. Very well preserved, steps are a little steep but good access from nearby street/museum, think corsair took part in notorious cod wars. Whole of Hull newly renovated worth a visit, friendly people, great value, historic marina, improving eateries and parking

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1 Thank barry h
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

as an ex - fisherman my self who sailed out of Hull on the sidewinders it was great to see one of the ships preserved so well and the guides are all ex fishermen as well so they are able to answer any questions you may have.

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Keighley, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

I would have loved to explore this old trawler but it was closed. Ok it was December and a bit chilly and apparently it only opens in summer. What a great shame.

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York, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

A travel back in time to when men went to sea on trawlers. Our guide, a former fisherman, helped to bring the ship back to life with his stories of what went on aboard. An hour & a half well spent!

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Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016

Visited this boat to kill some time and was so glad we went it is a hidden gem. Very interesting and informative

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