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Help the Lifeboats if you can

There are lots of RNLI souvenirs, key rings, notebooks, pens etc. available for adults and children... read more

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Watford, United Kingdom
Traditional Lifeboat Museum

Very friendly staff and lots of lovely gifts to choose from. The museum is a must for travellers... read more

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Reviewed yesterday

There are lots of RNLI souvenirs, key rings, notebooks, pens etc. available for adults and children to purchase from the Museum shop at reasonable prices. There is a good selection of RNLI Christmas cards and the staff are very friendly. There is parking nearby and...More

Thank YJP568
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very friendly staff and lots of lovely gifts to choose from. The museum is a must for travellers interested in the RNLI as there were plenty of staff available to give talks about this lovely charity and the area. Nice cup of tea nearby too.

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Reviewed 12 September 2018

As small museum and shop supporting the RNLI. Great hits. Parking nearby and close to the Wish Tower.

Thank Pam D
Reviewed 7 September 2018

You can buy some nice unusual gifts here along with Christmas cards, calender's, jigsaws, post cards and many more things

Thank home40
Reviewed 31 August 2018

Right on the seafront, this is not a large museum, but it is fascinating. It brings home just what a wonderful organisation the RNLI is. A list of all recsues & call outs, various artefacts & models & the volunteers manning the museum were very...More

Thank southdown62
Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

Located next to the Wish Tower this is a real worthy cause. Small museum and gift shop. Details the history of this amazing voluntary cause. Well worth visiting and supporting.

Thank northants90
Reviewed 12 August 2018

Great little shop and museum, worth a visit and a contribution, the RNLI need our support for the very good and dangerous life saving work they do, Christmas cards bought already. We visit each time we go to Eastbourne.

Thank 19CMK68
Reviewed 6 August 2018

A good stock of RNLI-related goods and friendly, helpful volunteer staff who had time to chat but were aware of other customers.

Thank Joan H
Reviewed 2 August 2018

RNLI gifts are good quality, interesting and good value. The museum part is tiny, but well worth checking out overall. A short visit is all that's needed - which could be combined with a walk along the prom.

Thank lilyvictoria59
Reviewed 26 July 2018 via mobile

This is a very small museum based in the old Victorian lifeboat station. It's founding story is unique and it tells a very interesting and poignant story of the station, the volunteers and their heroic deeds. You will only need 20 minutes. There are some...More

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