About the Museum
The Museum offers visitors an insight into the lives of the Southwold Lifeboat
Crews from 1893 to 1918, and also the history of the 'Alfred Corry' herself, right up to
the present day, for she is the centrepiece of the Museum, and is currently undergoing
restoration back to her original form.
In addition to this the Museum building is also of local historic importance as it is the old Cromer Lifeboat shed, removed from Cromer Pier (Norfolk) in 1997, purchased by the Trust and bought to Southwold in April 1998, and our displays show some of the more recent history of this Grade II listed building. The Alfred Corry was moved into the shed on the 16th October 1998.
Whilst the Museum is open there is someone on hand to explain and tell of the many stories that appertain to the Boat and Shed. The progress on the restoration can also be seen at first hand.
The Museum shop also sells sweatshirts and mugs both having the Museum's distinctive logo, and profits go towards the restoration. Shirts are available in all sizes from small to XXLarge in Navy Blue, Royal Blue, Red and Bottle Green.
A ramp gives disabled access to the building and displays, with only the viewing platform next to the boat accessed by steps. Pay & display car park and toilets are right next to the Museum. Refreshments are available from April to October from the Harbour Kiosk in front of the Museum.
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