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Moelfre RNLI Seawatch Centre

The Seawatch Centre tells the story of Moelfre's maritime and lifeboat history, including medal winning rescues, historical shipwrecks and fascinating artefacts.

Outside view of the Moelfre RNLI Seawatch Centre
Outside the Moelfre RNLI Seawatch Centre

About the museum

Perched above the sea, with Snowdonia in the foreground, stands Moelfre’s RNLI Seawatch Centre, a 'hidden gem' and a 'must visit' location on the beautiful island of Anglesey.

The museum has recently undertaken a complete refurbishment. Taking centre stage is the now 'retired' Bird's Eye Lifeboat, which was purchased for the RNLI in 1970 by Birds Eye Foods Ltd.

Learn more about the bravery of local heroes throughout almost 200 years of Moelfre's history, including the story of famous double gold-medal winner Richard (Dic) Evans. 

The museum includes activities for children – dressing up in 'crew kit' and tabletop activities. There is a seated viewing area where visitors can relax and view the majestic ever-changing sea and landscape.

The Seawatch Centre shares it's space with an RNLI shop, well worth a browse for a souvenir!

No visit would be complete without a short walk to the Lifeboat Station, where visitors can see our lifeboat Kiwi (Tamar Class) - unless she’s out on a shout!

Schools and Groups

We welcome schools and groups, but booking is essential. A visit includes a museum talk and a visit to the Lifeboat Station

Visit us

Museum address

RNLI Moelfre Seawatch Centre
Isle of Anglesey
LL72 8HY


01248 410300


There is wheelchair access at both the Seawatch Centre and the Lifeboat station.


There is a large car park including seating areas. Visitors can also explore some of the larger relics from historical shipwrecks.

Opening Times

Now open with social distancing measures in place. 

Easter – 31 October 

Outside this period, we are open during school holidays.