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Arctic Corsair
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 22 April 2012

For a landlubber, a visit to the Arctic Corsair gives a salty taste of what life might have been like for the deep sea fishermen of the 1960s and 70s. Unfortunately for us, the elderly gentleman who guided us, had only been to sea on a trawler once, and that was when he was in his teens. I would have liked to have been shown around by an actual fisherman with some real experience and insights, although there probably aren't many of these around anymore.

1  Thank L3K
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Reviewed 20 January 2012

want to know about hull and the trawlers this is the place to go.. a real live trawler too boot, with imformative staff guiding u around. loved it

1  Thank ann g
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Reviewed 3 November 2011

Good insight into life on a fishing boat. The 'Old Hands ' are around to add some real fell to the visit.

1  Thank Ian J
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Reviewed 20 April 2011

This is the last surviving vessel from the Arctic trawlers/Guided tours are given at the weekend and on wednesday.Our guide was rather rough and ready with a very broad and difficult to understand yorkshire accent.He i think forgot that he was there to entertain and inform us.When i asked him why the trawllers were gone he hesitated to answer.He then muttered "politics".i then asked him if it had been the Cod War and he then confirmed this.We went down into the ship.Hemade some rather earthy comments about the trawlermens toilet habits.Now didnt care but there were a couple of young girls present.We arrived at the galley.He was in mid sentance,said that he had forgotten something and left,to be replaced by another guide 5 minutes later.He was better.however it was difficult to hear him as someone was hammering on the deck.One would think that this could have been done when there were no visitors present.The visit was interesting but was spoiled by the various matters that i have referred to above.

3  Thank wingate
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Reviewed 23 August 2015
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