Royal National Lifeboat Institution Headquarters
West Quay Road, Poole BH15 1HZ (Dorset)
Tel: +44 (0)1202 663000, 663043
Opening days: Mon - Fri, ex BH
Models, paintings & photos, memorabilia, medals & commemorative items illustrate history of the RNLI. Edu, GV NB: see also the "Thomas Kirk Wright" in the Old Lifeboat House, on East Quay.
The Royal National Lifeboat Institution has many museums and displays around the British Isles. As well as the display at its HQ in Poole, the following RNLI museums are included in this list: Grace Darling (Bamburgh), Henry Blogg (Cromer), Henry Ramay Upcher (Sheringham), Lifeboat! (Chatham), Museum of the RNLI (Eastbourne), Whitby Lifeboat (Whitby), Zetland Lifeboat (Redcar), and an RNLI museum/outlet at Barmouth. Very many other museums in this list also exhibit RNLI material. For a free list & map of all Lifeboat museums, display centres and lifeboat stations in Britain and Ireland, contact the RNLI HQ at Poole. They would appreciate a donation to defray costs, as the RNLI is a charity supported entirely by voluntary contributions.