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Zetland Lifeboat Museum and Redcar Heritage Centre

60 The Esplanade, Redcar TS10 3AH, England
+44 1642 494311
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Well Worth a Visit

This museum houses the world's oldest surviving lifeboat which is lovingly restored and kept by... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
jackie o
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Manchester, United Kingdom
Worth a visit.

An good museum for anyone interested in the local coast or history of lifeboats as it houses the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Idacardie T
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Redcar
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Home to the oldest existing lifeboat in the world. Built in 1802. 2 Floors of exhibits, artefacts, photos, paintings and other displays.
  • Excellent77%
  • Very good20%
  • Average3%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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60 The Esplanade, Redcar TS10 3AH, England
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+44 1642 494311
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"well worth a visit"
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"two floors"
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"helpful volunteers"
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"model boats"
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"answer any questions"
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"saving lives"
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"interesting place to visit"
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"brilliant place"
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"couple of hours"
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"local history"
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"sea front"
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"interesting exhibits"
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"local area"
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"on display"
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This museum houses the world's oldest surviving lifeboat which is lovingly restored and kept by very enthusiastic volunteers. It provides a history of the shipping disasters around this coast and the lives saved by the RNLI in an interesting mixture of wall boards, ship radio,...More

Thank jackie o
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Reviewed 1 week ago

An good museum for anyone interested in the local coast or history of lifeboats as it houses the oldest lifeboat in the world. The volunteers are friendly and informative. Don't forget to put a donation in the box when you leave to keep this place...More

Thank Idacardie T
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Reviewed May 12, 2018

This lifeboat museum inRedcar early is worth a visit it has many interesting facts and figures as well as the oldest lifeboat in the world.

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Reviewed May 10, 2018

This is a very interesting place to visit. It tells the stories of Redcar and the lifeboat. The volunteers were very friendly

Thank demar1
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Reviewed April 12, 2018

This is a museum that holds the oldest lifeboat in the world. It's a bit like the tardis far bigger on the inside than on the outside. Don't expect to have a flying visit as it takes quite a while to enjoy this museum.

Thank holt198
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Reviewed April 6, 2018 via mobile

The Zetland Lifeboat Museum houses the 'Zetland', the oldest surviving lifeboat in the world. In the galleries upstairs there is a wealth of information on varied topics of local history. A lovely museum that is very educational. Highly recommended!

Thank deggersplayspop
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Reviewed March 18, 2018 via mobile

Love this museum, I always pop a few quid in the box, small area but packed with history of saving lives, nice friendly people who run it and one day I will be brave enough to do a boxing day dip, keep up the good...More

Thank Dave J
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Reviewed November 13, 2017

Feel mean by not giving it a higher score. It is small and there is a boat, worth a visit just to give a donation, the lifeboat people are amazing. Good points on history and the old life boat is scary.

Thank Jeannieca
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Reviewed November 6, 2017

Photos that they have in here are very interesting and educational. We should be proud of the Zetland Lifeboat,

Thank annsutherland
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Reviewed November 6, 2017

The "average" visitor spends no more than 30 minutes looking round, but then they miss so much. The upstairs alone is worth an hour of anyone's time. Lots of photographs etc. or Redcar the way it was. It's a lot more than a "wet day"...More

Thank singingtheblues
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