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RNLI Lifeboat museum

Pier Road, Whitby, England
+44 1947 602001
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Shut !!

In Whitby for the day and had this on list to visit using hop on/hop off bus. We noticed closing... read more

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Mike J
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Swindon, United Kingdom
interesting

I left it too close to closing time, this really deserves at least an hour allocated to the visit... read more

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paulU1179VK
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London, United Kingdom
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Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
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Pier Road, Whitby, England
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+44 1947 602001
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Reviewed today

In Whitby for the day and had this on list to visit using hop on/hop off bus. We noticed closing time was 5pm so decided to visit later in day. Got on bus whcih got us there at 4.25pm but found museum was closed......if you...More

Thank Mike J
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Reviewed today

I left it too close to closing time, this really deserves at least an hour allocated to the visit. Cheerful staff ready to part with ther knowledge. Oh, it is free.... with a donation to this worthy cause welcome.

Thank paulU1179VK
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Reviewed 3 days ago

In the main harbour area of Whitby is this small, interesting and well maintained RNLi museum, you won't need long visiting so therefore you can spend a some time easily, make a donation as well to help these very brave folk who do a fantastic...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

The museum is small but has interesting and educational displays. It's well worth a short visit. Easily located at the end of the Pier Road right by the harbor. Good shop attached.

Thank saratojo
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Always an experienced retired lifeboat crew member to explain about the exhibits. Good choice in the gift shop.

Thank Fran66516
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Everybody fed up with the way 2 local guys, being treat by the rnli, let these men carry on saving lives like they have done for over 20 years. Don't let safety get polictal

Thank Paul K
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is only a small museum but a lot of information about the Whitby lifeboats is packed into the space and it makes you realise how vital the RNLI is & how brave the crews are.

Thank CheeseEatersUK
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

had a tour round this museum and learned of the work and sacrifices that the RNLI have been doing for well over 100 years.Hats of to the men and women who volunteer to go to sea to rescue others.

Thank Pat M
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's easy to miss the Lifeboat Museum as it's tucked at the end of a row of buildings at the bottom of the Khyber Pass, however it's well worth seeking out. Though small, it's packed with an abundance of information regarding the RNLI and their...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great way to while away half an hour whilst in the beautiful town of Whitby. The museum tells the story of lifeboats in the town and whats more its free, although they do accept donations. There is a well stocked gift shop and all the...More

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