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Whitby Lifeboat Museum

Whitby Museum

Lifeboats crewed by the people of Whitby have been helping those in trouble at sea since 1802. Thirty-six RNLI Medals for Gallantry have been awarded to crew members through the years.

Housed in a double boathouse that was used by the RNLI from 1895–1957, this museum features models, paintings, medals, photographs, kit and touching mementos from wrecks and famous rescues, including those involving Coxswains Henry Freeman and Tom Langlands.

Find out about the official celebrations for the Rohilla centenary.

How to find us

​Whitby Lifeboat Museum
Pier Road
Whitby
YO21 3PU

Telephone: 01947 602001

At the end of Pier Road - public car parking available in town.

Opening times

Easter-October

November-December ​

January-March​

10am-5pm​

11am-4pm
(Subject to weather)​

Weekends only
11am-4pm
(Subject to weather)​

Admission

Free

Group and school visits welcome by appointment.