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Harwich Lifeboat Museum

Harwich Lifeboat Museum

About Us

Visitors can go on board the 37ft Oakley Class Lifeboat  "Valentine Wyndham-Quin" former Clacton on Sea offshore lifeboat.

She was at Clacton from 1968 to 1984, launched 179 times and saving 61 lives. In 1984 she was stationed at Cloggerhead, Ireland for a further 4 years.

When she finished  as an operational Lifeboat she was placed on the seafront at Cromer, close to The Henry Blogg Museum

The "Valentine Wyndha-Quin" was moved to Harwich in 1993 and housed in the 1876 Victorian Lifeboat House

The Museum tells the story of the Lifeboat Service in Harwich since 1821

Admission Costs

Adults £1 - children must be accompanied by an adult and they are free of charge

Opening Hours

1st May to 31st August; Wed,Thur, Fri, Sat & Sun  11.00 to 3.00


Number One Lifeboat Station

Tel : 01255 502872

Email : Info@harwich-society.co.uk

Latitude: 51.9430252° 52' 41.1° N Longitude: 1.288781 ° 26' 15.9° E


Other Information

small museum, steps to viewing platform.

External Website: www.harwich-society.co.uk


Very steep steps to Lookout Tower

Steps to board Lifeboat

How to Find Us

Harwich town rail station is five minute walk from the museum, which overlooks the harbour.
On street parking available close to museum.
Museum is accessible via the foot ferry from Felixstowe.


Some Photos of Our Museum

Rear of Lifeboat Museum with Buoy
Lifeboat Station 1876
Lifeboat entering Museum

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