About the Museum

Lifeboats crewed by the people of Whitby have been helping those in trouble at sea since 1802. Thirty-six RNLI Medals for Gallantry have been awarded to crew members through the years. Housed in a double boathouse that was used by the RNLI from 1895-1957, this museum features models, paintings, medals, photographs, kit and touching mementos from wrecks and famous rescues, including those involving Coxswains Henry Freeman and Tom Langlands.



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  • Address: Whitby Museum, Pier Road, Whitby
  • Postcode: YO21 3PU
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