MuseumSights and activitiesEastbourne Lifeboat Museum

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The Eastbourne Lifeboat Museum is housed in the RNLI William Terriss Memorial Boathouse on the seafront. The museum has exhibits about the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) and its role in saving lives around Eastbourne and the East Sussex coast.

The Eastbourne Lifeboat Museum is housed in the RNLI William Terriss Memorial Boathouse on the seafront in Eastbourne, East Sussex (Photo: JThomas [CC BY-SA 2.0])
The Eastbourne Lifeboat Museum is housed in the RNLI William Terriss Memorial Boathouse on the seafront in Eastbourne, East Sussex (Photo: JThomas [CC BY-SA 2.0])

What to see at the Eastbourne Lifeboat Museum

The Eastbourne Lifeboat Museum is a small museum with exhibits showing the history of Eastbourne lifeboats since 1822 including details about several momentous events in the institution’s history.

Visiting the Eastbourne Lifeboat Museum

The Eastbourne Lifeboat Museum is by the seafront near the Winter Garden and the Devonshire Quarter. Several of Eastbourne’s seaside hotels are located nearby as are several other points of interest nearby including the Eastbourne Heritage Centre and the Towner Art Gallery, which is just a two-minute walk away and the Towner Art Gallery, a four-minute walk. It is a 12-minute walk to the railway station.

The museum is open throughout the year and entry is free of charge.

The museum has an excellent gift shop with lots of RNLI-themed merchandise.

It is just a small museum and a visit shouldn’t take much longer than half an hour to see.

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