RNLI Whitby Museum

Built in 1895, the double boathouse was used by the RNLI until 1957 when it was re-established as a museum. The museum has grown to contain an abundance of lifeboat material including models, paintings, medals, photographs, lifeboat kit and items from famous rescues. Personal tales of individual RNLI crew and survivors are told through individual accounts from the archives and touching mementos from the wrecked and the rescued.

The display features the historic Robert and Ellen Robson - a pulling and sailing, self righting lifeboat built in 1919. It is not currently on display but returns in May 2007. The museum also includes information on famous Coxswains Henry Freeman and Tom Langlands.

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Opening hours

Monday - Sunday including Bank holidays
Easter - Oct: 10am - 5pm
Nov - Mar: weekends only, 10am - 4pm (subject to weather)

RNLI Whitby Museum
Pier Road
North Yorkshire
YO21 3PU



01947 602001

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