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RNLI Historic lifeboat collection

The UK’s largest collection of RNLI historic lifeboats, in partnership with the RNLI Heritage Trust.

rnli historic LIFEBOAT COLLECTION

UK’S LARGEST COLLECTION OF HISTORIC LIFEBOATS

The UK’s largest collection of historic lifeboats, which together have saved hundreds of lives off the coasts of the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland.

From an 1897 pulling and sailing lifeboat, to the familiar Arun class and Blue Peter inflatable inshore vessels, visitors can explore how lifeboats have changed over the last century through interactive displays, archive film and audio clips.

Accessibility

We have worked with AccessAble to create individual access guides to our galleries and spaces. These guides give you the detailed information you need to work out if a space is going to be accessible to you.

RNLI Gallery Access Guide

Parking, Entrance, Ticket Office & Shop Guide

Changing Places & Accessible Toilets Guide

Getting Around Guide