The North End Shipyard, Dock Office Row is located on High Street. It is one of the oldest streets in Hull, running parallel to the River Hull and is where the city’s first trade developed from. This area is at the very heart of Hull’s maritime and trade history.
Reflecting 400 years of shipbuilding history. This hidden gem close to Queens Gardens will have its rich story told for the first time.
It will become the new, permanent dry-berth for the Arctic Corsair, preserving her future for the next 100 years. The area will be transformed, with a new visitor centre situated alongside the dock.
This new visitor attraction will:
- be one of the most energy energy efficient buildings in the cultural sector
- offer increased access to the historic trawler
- enable visitors to walk right under the hull of the Arctic Corsair
- tell first-hand stories of the experiences of life at sea
- offer visitors a tour of the vessel to appreciate her true size and scale
- allow the restoration of the 20th century Scotch Derrick Crane on site as a key symbol of recent maritime past
- highlight the significance of the Queens Gardens (formerly Queen’s Dock) in the maritime story of Hull’s old town
- celebrate the historic significance of the High Street
- reconnect Hull’s waterfront with other key maritime sites
The two-storey visitor centre has been developed to be sympathetic to Hull’s industrial past, whilst creating a cutting-edge low-carbon building fit for the 21st century.
It is expected to open in Autumn 2024 and attract 135,000 visitors a year.