Arctic Corsair, Kingston-upon-Hull

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  • 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.  more »
  • 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 ...  more »
  • 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 trai...  more »
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  • Amazing, informative and hands down some of the loveliest people I have ever met. I took my two young daughters to Hull's museum quarter today. Our first stop was the Arctic Corsair. Hailing from Grimsby and having visited the Ross Tiger numerous times we were really looking forward to visiting the Arctic Corsair. From thew outset the staff at the museum quarter were lovely and really, really nice & helpful. Our guide for the Corsair tour (I wish I had gotten his name; he was tall and skinny with dark hair) was informative, and engaged with my children especially my youngest who is obsessed with ships and the fishing industry. For me the tour was also a learning journey, neither myself or the kids wanted the tour to end and we will definitely go again, probably drag the husband along with us also. The fact that not only is the tour of the Corsair free but that the whole of the museum quarter is free is absolutely fantastic. What an amazing effort by Hull City Council and the staff of the museum quarter and especially the volunteer tour guides. Thank you for an amazing day, not only will we be visiting again but we will be spreading our love for the place far and wide.
  • We decided to tour the Arctic Corsair as my partner had sailed on her when he was 15 and we thought it would be nice to tour the ship. Unfortunately due to the tour guide Ian's attitude and unprofessionalism this turned out to be a less than pleasureable experience and this was before we were even aboard. We met at the said point on time there was only four of us and we where we were told that we would be shown a video about the fishing history. We were stood waiting and went to the small office door and said we were here for the tour and video.Ian very begrudgingly went over put the video on as if it was too much effort. Me and my partner looked at each other frowned a little and said "He's a happy chap". The video ended then it was onto the tour. From the outset me and my partner were completely cut out of the conversation. Ian's complete focus was on the other couple that was with us. We attempted to be part of the tour and mentioned that my partner had sailed on the Corsair to which Ian's response was "Do you want to take over? ". Me and my partner looked at each other in disbelief at what he had just said. The tour carried on and we were still treat as if we were invisible. The conversation was less than informative and even ended up with Ian's boiler been mentioned along with how inept Hull City Council was and how Ian was glad they weren't too involved in the running of the Corsair. Then we reached the Captain's cabin were Jim Williams was mentioned who Ian did not speak very highly of. So my partner mentioned that he had sailed with Captain Williams. Ian back tracked a little and started talking to us a bit more by then it was near the end of the tour. We were glad to get off the ship after learning next to nothing about the history of the Corsair or the fishing industry. I was glad my partner was there so i could refer to him for info. It's a shame as I'm sure that there will be a lot of visitors to the Corsair during the up and coming City Of Culture celebrations. They will be very disappointed if they are treat the way we were .
  • Must be visited excellent tour by the volenteers.
  • Loved it. A guided tour of this old trawler in the company of an old sailor, who will tell you a tale or two. Very little has changed inside since the time it was working. A must, but be prepared for a long visit.
  • Excellent more people should visit

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