RNLI Whitby Museum
This wonderful museum, housed in a double boathouse, features ship and boat models, paintings, medals, photographs and RNLI kit. Crews of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution in Whitby have been rescuing and helping those in trouble at sea since 1802, and thirty six medals for gallantry have been awarded to crew members.
You will see some very touching mementos from sea wrecks and learn about famous rescues, including those involving Coxswain Henry Freeman and Tom Langlands, and you will get a chance to climb on a lifeboat.
The museum is well worth visiting as it shows the bravery of the men of the RNLI and the history of numerous call-outs. You will be amazed with the size of an old rowing lifeboat, and while you are looking at it, imagine what strength the men must have needed simply to row it in a storm!
An RNLI shop attached to the museum sells cards and souvenirs.
Easter to October – 10am to 5pm.
November to December – 11am to 4pm subject to weather.
January to March – weekends only – 11am to 4pm – subject to weather.
Costs: Admission free, but donations are welcomed.