The diverse range of objects in our historic collections date back to our foundation in 1824 right through to present day.
The central repository for our collections is based at RNLI Support Centre in Poole, Dorset, along with our archive and library.
- a fine art collection
- medals and certificates
- model lifeboats
- technical plans
- fundraising memorabilia
- lifesaving equipment and kit
In addition, collections at our six museums celebrate some of our historical events, people and local lifeboat history.
Historic items are also displayed in many lifeboat stations and visitor centres.