RNLI Lifeboat museum
RNLI Lifeboat museum
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62 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Family
Great little museum. Our 6 year old was fascinated. Lots to look at and he absolutely loved dressing up as an RNLI crew and playing in the boat.
Written 12 March 2024
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Hezekiah312
Lancashire, UK111 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Friends
Whilst only a small museum this is well worth a visit if in the area. It has a range of exhibits relevant to the RNLI ranging from small artefacts to a boat. Also included are a number of photographs with information board putting everything into context. One story that sticks in the mind in particular is the rescue of a nurse who had been on a troop ship sent to evacuate soldiers from a Belgian beach during the World War 1 only a couple of years after she had been rescued from the sinking of the Titanic!
There is also a small RNLI shop where your purchased help to support the work of this organisation.
Written 30 November 2023
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Scottie M
Wigan, UK209 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Family
Respect for the RNLI. Clean with a lot of random gifts to choose from, varied prices. Little museum to mooch through. I always purchase from these shops as the staff do a fantastic job.
Written 25 November 2023
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cpw-mp
Sawbridgeworth, UK221 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Family
This is well worth having a quick look if you’re in Whitby as it only consists of a couple of rooms (one of which is a gift shop) so is enough to hold the attention of the kids and introduce them to the vital work and sacrifice of the RNLI.

The restored lifeboat is really impressive and the supporting exhibits but gives an really informative view.
Written 27 October 2023
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George B
Fleetwood, UK36 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
The lifeboat museum in Whitby is well worth a visit. Entry is free and there's plenty to see. The old lifeboat is excellently preserved and well presented. The courage of the volunteer crews are well respected today, but those guys who rowed those boats of yesteryear out into the worst the weather could throw at them is on another level. The stories of their bravery is all round the walls along with items of the most basic safety equipment of the day.
Written 19 August 2023
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Marie H
United Kingdom5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023
Small museum with some very inspirational real life stories.
Free to enter (orvwal through)
Donations welcome via cash or cards
Written 18 August 2023
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Ian H
Gravesend, UK557 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
A really small museum but free to visit. If you enjoy stuff like this you will love. Interesting reading about some of the rescues etc but really quick to visit but they do an amazing job! Gift shop was good too. Worth popping in
Written 15 August 2023
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Amy
9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Friends
Absolutely fab! Things from the old life boats, real old lifeboat inside free entry but feel free to leave dontayoon such a great cause
Written 11 August 2023
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acs1984
Cockermouth, UK1,625 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
The museum is free to enter but donations are welcomed. We found Whitby lifeboat museum very interesting. There were plenty information boards and exhibits. There is a small kids activity area where they can dress up etc. Well worth a visit.
Written 7 April 2023
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Dee W
Nottingham, UK18 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022
Interesting history of coastal details in the museum. Lovely tea rooms run by the National Trust, very clean and tidy and great cakes. Well worth dropping in before a walk on the beach fossil hunting.
Written 27 September 2022
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