Access to the Arctic Corsair is by a free guided tour only. The Arctic Corsair is berthed on the River Hull between Drypool Bridge and Myton Bridge, at the rear of the Streetlife Museum. (Only open April - November)

The Arctic Corsair was built in 1960 at Beverley Shipyard for the Boyd Line, and was the last of the Hull side fishing vessels or 'side winders'. She had a long and successful career despite the decline of the local fishing industry after 1975. A veteran of the Cod Wars, the Arctic Corsair was rammed by an Icelandic gun boat in the 1970s. After a lay-up of seven years she achieved a record breaking return to fishing in 1986 before being finally laid up in the winter of 1987. The vessel opened to the public in 1999 and has since attracted in excess of 20,000 visitors.

Before each tour starts, a short 10 minute action film of Life at Sea is shown in the Fishing Heritage Museum. Starting at the stern of the vessel, the tour takes you through the crew accommodation area, into the mess and galley, to the bridge and wheelhouse before going down to the foredeck, into the fishing storage room and finishing back on the foredeck.

Access to areas on the Arctic Corsair is by several very steep stairways, narrow companionways and through watertight doors with eighteen inch raised thresholds. Unfortunately, because of these restrictions, the vessel is not suitable for wheelchair users, those with mobility problems, unaccompanied children under sixteen or children under six.

Admission is free

Opening times:

Opening times are subject to volunteer availability

Last tour - 3pm Wednesday and Saturday, 2.30pm Sunday

Tour duration - between 1 and 1.5 hours

Tours are also available on Easter Monday, May Day bank holiday, spring bank holiday and summer bank holiday.

Plan your visit

Opening Times

  • Open daily from 10am until 6pm. We are closed on Christmas Eve & Christmas Day
  • Last admission is at 5pm, although we recommended you to arrive no later than 4pm
  • The Deep’s peak times are between 11am – 2pm, should you prefer a quieter environment please visit outside these times.
  • Car parking is available costing £3 for six hours. It can become full during school holidays. Alternative car parks can be found here

The Deep Tower Street, Hull, HU1 4DP

01482 381000 Any questions?

SAT NAV (HU9 1TU) this will take you to Tower Street, Hull, the nearest main road to The Deep.

Ticket Prices

Type of ticket Online On the day
Adult £12.60 £14.00
Child (aged 3 to 15) £9.90 £11.00
Children under 3 FREE FREE
Student* £11.70 £13.00
Senior (60+) £11.70 £13.00
Essential carer FREE FREE

* in full time education, valid NUS, University card or proof of age is required for school and Sixth form students.

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Safety Update

The Deep takes the safety and security of its staff and visitors seriously and continue to work with Counter Terrorism Police Officers to review security regimes on a regular basis. Whilst the details of such plans cannot be shared we have in place measures to respond to changes in the threat levels for international terrorism. In light of recent events the security within the building and external spaces has been reviewed.

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