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Zetland Lifeboat Museum and Redcar Heritage Centre

Open Now: 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Open today: 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
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You need to go here to see the lifeboat etc highly recommend going to a visit great way to pass a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Maureen R
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Zetland lifeboat

Visited the lifeboat house on a few occasions as I come from Redcar and every time I read something... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Redcar, United Kingdom
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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.
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60 The Esplanade, Redcar TS10 3AH, England
+44 1642 494311
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All reviews well worth a visit enthusiastic volunteers two floors last century model boats information boards answer any questions saving lives interesting place to visit local history interesting exhibits local area on display little gem upstairs oldest donation
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You need to go here to see the lifeboat etc highly recommend going to a visit great way to pass a few hours

Thank Maureen R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited the lifeboat house on a few occasions as I come from Redcar and every time I read something different. It’s only a small place but very interesting in history

Thank deniseportas6414
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Such an unexpected good time in this fantastic little museum. We are both in our mid 20s and just popped in just to have a look as we walked by and received a warm welcome from the staff. Was asked if we wanted a quick...More

Thank L0ngL0stTraveler
Reviewed 17 September 2018 via mobile

Cannot recommend this place enough. We came here to look for my ancestors that sailed the Zetland and it was amazing to see their photos in the walls and to hear the Picknetts are still working today. The volunteers are all amazing and so knowledgable...More

Thank Runninash
Reviewed 27 August 2018

Don’t miss popping into the museum if you are in Redcar as it is a very good museum with lots of interesting items to have a look at and information boards, photographs and videos about old Redcar. You can see and learn about the Zetland...More

Thank vivEngland
Reviewed 26 August 2018 via mobile

Very interesting local history of the first life boat which is housed in a purpose built museum. Thanks to Peter one of the enthusiastic volunteers who happily shared the history of the Zetland and her many adventures which brought the history to life. Lots of...More

Thank Jill D
Reviewed 20 August 2018 via mobile

Make time to visit this historic gem run by some amazing volunteers who need all the support and encouragement that can be given at the south end of the promenade keep going.

Thank TrevSpen
Reviewed 7 August 2018

A real gem in Redcar. A small museum, run by enthusiastic volunteers,with lots of interesting information about the oldest lifeboat in the world. Well worth a visit.

Thank 992chrissy
Reviewed 11 July 2018 via mobile

A small museum packed with interest. To think the lifeboat inside was built in 1802 and it is both intact and in front of you is amazing! Helpful and informative staff and interesting displays, some have audio, enhance the experience. Live radar screen on first...More

Thank dlski
Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

Take my little charges here quite frequently. It's free and fascinating. We (I am a Redcar lass) have the oldest lifeboat in the world and its great to find out its history. The volunteers are very knowledgeable and very helpful. The children can try on...More

Thank Marie R
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1 October 2017|
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Response from Arthur S | Property representative |
Sorry for the long delay. Yes, well behaved dogs are welcome.
18 March 2015|
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Response from redscarfox | Reviewed this property |
It opens for the season on Good Friday