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Whitby Lifeboat Museum Curator Neil Williamson on the 200 Voices podcast
200 Voices an RNLI podcast

‘Whitby has a long connection with the RNLI’

Episode 83 - Destination Whitby: Neil Williamson

Not all museums are musty and dusty. Since its renovation, Whitby Lifeboat Museum has been drawing a crowd. Its curator tells us why.

In the first year after its renovation, Whitby Lifeboat Museum saw over 20,000 visitors. New audiences have been drawn by visual and interactive storytelling as well as painstakingly restored artefacts.

Museum Curator Neil Williamson reveals his three favourite exhibits, including a suitcase that belonged to Mary Roberts, a survivor of the Titanic. It wouldn’t be the only disaster that Mary and her suitcase would survive.