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Alfred Corry Lifeboat Museum Trust

Closed Now: 10:30 - 16:30
Open today: 10:30 - 16:30
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Great museum

Lovely museum with insightful guides who explained the history of Alfred Corry life boat. Very... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Alan G
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Fascinating!

It’s a lovely walk from the main town to this museum and well worth the stroll. We were warmly... read more

Reviewed 22 October 2018
SJEB64
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Our Museum is dedicated to the restoration and preservation of the Alfred Corry lifeboat. The Alfred Corry was the Southwold No 1 lifeboat from 1893 to 1918. She is a Norfolk and Suffolk type sailing and pulling lifeboat. She was dedicated on the...more
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Ferry Road, Southwold IP18 6NB, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely museum with insightful guides who explained the history of Alfred Corry life boat. Very friendly, great for kids and families and also allow dogs.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Alan G
Reviewed 22 October 2018 via mobile

It’s a lovely walk from the main town to this museum and well worth the stroll. We were warmly welcomed and given a brief introduction to the history of the lifeboat and then left to our own devices. The displays are an eclectic mix of...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Alfred C, General Dogsbody at Alfred Corry Lifeboat Museum Trust, responded to this reviewResponded 30 October 2018

Thank you for the 5 stars and such a lovely review! It means much to all of us when we know that we're getting things right. We always aim to open at the weekends during the winter months,though this does depend upon if we are...More

Reviewed 21 October 2018 via mobile

With 15-20 mins spare before heading to Southwold we decided to pop into this little museum. The boat is lovely and the volunteers who run the museum were very welcoming to our rowdy little group of kids. Local history at its best.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank RevACE2013
Alfred C, General Dogsbody at Alfred Corry Lifeboat Museum Trust, responded to this reviewResponded 30 October 2018

Thank you so much for 'popping in' and for the 5 stars. We enjoy rowdy young visitors - they bring the museum to life!

Reviewed 21 September 2018

Great museum showcasing the historic Alfred Correy lifeboat. Free entry and great friendly well informed staff. Kids have an activity trail they can follow and staff willing to help as well and provide more detailed information. Not a huge exhibit but the story details the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Martin B
Alfred C, General Dogsbody at Alfred Corry Lifeboat Museum Trust, responded to this reviewResponded 1 October 2018

We're so pleased to hear that your children did the quiz. Thank you for the five stars and kind comments. We are indeed a small Museum, but next year we hope to have grown a little!

Reviewed 24 August 2018

What an interesting visit we enjoyed hearing about the restoration and life of the Alfred Corry boat .Also lots of history and facts to read and enjoy

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Kathy H
Alfred C, General Dogsbody at Alfred Corry Lifeboat Museum Trust, responded to this reviewResponded 1 October 2018

Thank you for the five stars and your kind comments, It means much to us all when our visitors take the time to contact us and we look forward to your return visit one day.

Reviewed 19 August 2018

A wonderful FREE attraction (although a donation is appreciated and warranted), ideal when the weather is wet or windy, as it was on the day of our visit, or if you just want to be uplifted by stories of human endeavour. It is as much...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Stephen A
Alfred C, General Dogsbody. at Alfred Corry Lifeboat Museum Trust, responded to this reviewResponded 20 August 2018

Thank you for your kind comments and the 4 stars. We are indeed a 'little museum' but by this time next year we should be a little bigger! Do come back and visit us then and remember - our displays will have changed too..

Reviewed 16 August 2018 via mobile

The museum offers a glimpse into the past & the bravery of the men of Southwold who used to sail the Alfred Corry into often mountainous seas to rescue people in distress. The Lifeboat has been lovingly brought back to its former glory by a...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Alfred C, General dogsbody. at Alfred Corry Lifeboat Museum Trust, responded to this reviewResponded 20 August 2018

Thank you for such a glowing and encouraging review and the five stars. It means much to us so know that we're getting it right and our visitors enjoy their time with us. We certainly look forward to welcoming you back soon!

Reviewed 14 August 2018

Considering this is run by volunteers, it was a wonderful 20 minutes at the end of Southwold harbour. The host was very knowledgeable and fun, and it was entertaining for the kids to see a real life RNLI boat, and other models. Worth taking time...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank everygas
Alfred C, General Dogsbody at Alfred Corry Lifeboat Museum Trust, responded to this reviewResponded 20 August 2018

Thank you for your encouraging comments and the 5 stars. Thank you also for 'taking time out' to visit us. We look forward to meeting you again one day. Our main display are constantly changing and our Curator Frank is now planning for 2019!.

Reviewed 10 August 2018 via mobile

We had a really good time there, it was a fascinating place to visit! The volunteer working there was very friendly.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Alfred C, General Dogsbody at Alfred Corry Lifeboat Museum Trust, responded to this reviewResponded 13 August 2018

Thank you. Glad the Volunteer was friendly - he'd probably just been fed!

Reviewed 8 August 2018 via mobile

Smashing.had a lovely snack with great coffee far better than Costa.also served by lovely people.it's not a long walk from the pier or you can use the steps from gun hill.fab.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank woblybob
Alfred C, General Dogsbody at Alfred Corry Lifeboat Museum Trust, responded to this reviewResponded 13 August 2018

Hi Bob, Think this review was for our friends along the beach. Do call in and see us and judge if we were worth your 5 free stars!!

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