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Beautiful Museum!! Admirable History and Bravery!!

The Longhope Lifeboat Museum, located at the southern tip of Hoy, is basically a disused lifeboat... read more

Reviewed 11 August 2018
Hod Hasharon, Israel
Wonderful community museum

The condition was fantastic. Hats off to the volunteers who maintain this museum. The history is... read more

Reviewed 24 June 2018
Trina S
Campobello Island, Canada
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Reviewed 12 September 2018

A good chance to see the conditions lifeboat crews worked under and their bravery. The old lifeboat is a great feature.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Jench45
Reviewed 11 August 2018

The Longhope Lifeboat Museum, located at the southern tip of Hoy, is basically a disused lifeboat slipway with a complete old lifeboat inside. The lifeboat on display was in use until 1979 and saved the lives of 308 seamen in distress over its years of...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Shaked007
Reviewed 24 June 2018

The condition was fantastic. Hats off to the volunteers who maintain this museum. The history is sad, but poignant and the boat is beautiful.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Trina S
Reviewed 22 June 2018 via mobile

A review of the courage of those prepared to stake their lives to save others. A place to admire and respect the best qualities of fellow human beings and their selfless sacrifices. Humbling.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Glynis98
Reviewed 14 June 2018

A real eye-opener with regarding to cramped space and spartan interior. Amazing what the crews have achieved over the decades.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank JoB186262
Reviewed 18 October 2017 via mobile

The lifeboat museum in longhope hoy documents the lives of men against the sea and who respect the sea.The dedication of volunteer rescuers over the years must be honored now by contributing to the preservation of the boathouse and the lifeboat.I can remember every photo...More

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

If you have an interest in life boats or nautical history this museum is well worth a visit. An interesting look back in time at the brave souls that volunteered on this lifeboat and all the amazing rescue work they have done in the days...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank whynotbookit
Reviewed 8 September 2017

Apparently the only lifeboat still going down the slipway when going for an outing. The museum is very small, but obviously cared for with great love. Small fundraising items for sale, music CDs, pens, postcards, etc

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank bookworm48London
Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

The visiting group from the Association of Lighthouse Keepers were fascinated and charmed by this museum and particularly by the remarkable and sea-worthy historic lifeboat. A remarkable place to find in such a remote location.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank CharlieDeal2015
Reviewed 12 August 2017

A really interesting museum to visit if you have any interest at all in the work of the RNLI. The museum houses an 84 year old lifeboat which you can actually board and which is still seaworthy. Having seen the modern day equivalent and current...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Gill R
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