Heritage archive

Donate items to our Heritage Archive.

Colour image of Beken volunteer preparing glass plate negative

Photo: James Dwyer

Preparing a glass plate negative for cleaning and scanning

When?

At your convenience. 

Why?

Preserving our long and fascinating history ensures our story can be told for years to come, inspiring future generations of supporters and lifesavers.
We welcome offers of donations and are always looking to build upon and increase our knowledge and diversity of objects relating to the RNLI. We cannot accept all heritage donations that are offered to us – our collections policy helps us decide which items we accept into our archive and collections.

Questions?

Contact volunteering@rnli.org.uk 

Interested?