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Arctic Corsair

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An hour well spent

We went on the Corsair recently and had a guide doing his first tour. He was an ex trawlerman and... read more

Reviewed 2 November 2018
Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
Amazing to visit

Fantastic place to visit, even though the ship has been stripped down inside ready for its move to... read more

Reviewed 14 October 2018
Ossett, 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...more
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
High Street, Kingston-upon-Hull HU1 1NQ, England
+44 1482 300300
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Reviewed 2 November 2018

We went on the Corsair recently and had a guide doing his first tour. He was an ex trawlerman and was very good with his fishing and fishing condition knowledge and kept everyone interested. It was a very good tour and probably the best hour...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank jonjan2016
Reviewed 24 October 2018

We arrived on 23 October to find entrance denied and no information regarding re opening. Disappointing. Surely Hull can do better!o

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Royvenables
Reviewed 14 October 2018 via mobile

Fantastic place to visit, even though the ship has been stripped down inside ready for its move to a new location our guide provided us with a fascinating tour full of knowledge and really brought the ship and the work the trawler men did to...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank StuartR619
Reviewed 11 October 2018

We had a great in depth guided tour with the charming Mike. It was an absorbing and extremely interesting hour. It really brought to life the harsh realities of the work of a fisherman aboard a trawler. If you’re interested in social history or fishing...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Ruthie3005
Reviewed 11 October 2018 via mobile

Very well put together tour our guide Dave was lovely very friendly and knowledgeable was very interesting

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank AshleyB3309
Reviewed 11 October 2018

We were taken round by a very knowledgeble ex trawlerman. sad to hear it is going out of commission for so long with a move. Lots of stuff removed already. Why not wait until the move. A gem

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Laindonladdie
Reviewed 8 October 2018

I was down on my luck in Hull and some unsavoury dude I met in a pub sells me a reasonably priced ticket back to Rotterdam on the Arctic Corsair. Happy times ahead for this Dutch cat I thought. Soon be back in the loving...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank kevbutnobacon
Reviewed 2 October 2018

A genuine trawler, now a museum, that in its day sailed into the Arctic Circle and braved the bitter cold of those seas to bring fresh fish to British shores. Well worth a visit, to see how the men who worked on these ships lived...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank zapotec99
Reviewed 30 September 2018 via mobile

Went early on a Saturday morning and was given a slot for 1030. There was only one other on the tour. Steve, the guide, took us round the boat explaining everything very clearly. The tour took about an hour and a half and I thoroughly...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank SGC60
Reviewed 27 September 2018

A lovely welcome by the staff. All attractions in the museum quarter are FREE.. Our tour was with John. A really nice Guy lots of knowledge and gave us a fantastic tour . really enjoyed it very much and will go back again. All the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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23 October 2018|
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Response from Alan B | Reviewed this property |
the trawler as gone into a secure location for major restoration to secure its long-term future it closed in September.
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