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East Durham Heritage & Lifeboat Centre

Closed Now: 10:00 - 15:00
Open today: 10:00 - 15:00
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Visit to Seaham Lifeboat heritage centre

As a local from Seaham and somebody that was a small boy at the time of Seaham lifeboat disaster I... read more

Reviewed 13 December 2018
Grahame B
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Seaham, United Kingdom
Great find.

This very interesting small museum has great artifacts on display and staff very knowledgeable. It... read more

Reviewed 3 December 2018
boydy73
,
Darlington, United Kingdom
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Seaham Harbour Marina, Seaham SR7 7EE, England
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All reviews local history seaham harbour worth a visit harbour side nice little gift shop lots of interesting facts small museum great place to visit coffee shop on display restored information stories restoration donation browse exhibits
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Reviewed 13 December 2018

As a local from Seaham and somebody that was a small boy at the time of Seaham lifeboat disaster I was interested to find out more. It did not disappoint. A lovely little historic site. A must for any local or visitor to the area.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Grahame B
Reviewed 3 December 2018 via mobile

This very interesting small museum has great artifacts on display and staff very knowledgeable. It is on the harbour side not good signage for it.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank boydy73
Reviewed 8 November 2018

For such a small station it is packed with information and the staff are very friendly one guy even knew the town I was from which prompted more information sharing about the museum and the local area. Nice to come across places like this rather...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank JohnB10762
Reviewed 25 October 2018 via mobile

This establishment is yet another great reason to visit Seaham. Extremely interesting. Well worth a visit!

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 17 September 2018

Spent an enjoyable hour visiting this interesting establishment and learning the history.The staff were very friendly and helpful

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Chloedog1
Reviewed 16 September 2018 via mobile

Came across this accidently as not visible from the town (car park sign for marina suggests only for users, we turned back first time). Regenerated harbour area with small outlets and eateries. However small museum covering a lifeboat disaster and RNLI history. Dave gave us...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Brian8253
Reviewed 11 September 2018

Such an interesting story. We also saw bottles and bottle toppers in the information centre that we know we found remnants of on the beach

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank DebWhalen
Reviewed 10 September 2018

This is a very small, but delightful museum with an interesting tale to tell, the recovery and restoration of a former lifeboat, the RNLB George Elmy. The volunteer staff could not be more friendly and informative and provide, at least for the layman, many valuable...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank geoffreyb127
Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

Staff are very knowledgeable. Everyone should always visit the lifeboats and make a donation when in the areas if them. Can recommend.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank PJLOCKW
Reviewed 17 July 2018 via mobile

Visited as part of Seaham Harbour Days. Friendly staff with great views of the marina. Definitely worth a visit.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank sundy75
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