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"Caister Men Never Turn Back".

Caister Lifeboat Station has a memorable slogan known by most Norfolk people: "Caister Men Never... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Joan H
Gorleston-on-Sea, United Kingdom
Visited after a walk on the beach

The children enjoyed 15 mins looking around the lifeboat exhibition which is the building closest... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Tan Lane, Caister-on-Sea, Great Yarmouth NR30 5DJ, England
+44 1493 722001
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

Heritage Open Day visit that was very well organised and presented. To see the fastest Lifeboat in the UK return, landed and towed back to station - great. Could that be beaten - YES - a very knowledgeable guided tour of the station by Mr...More

2  Thank Colin_Briggs
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Reviewed 16 August 2017

Always visit when we go to Yarmouth a regular occasion to visit. It's great what they do so support the local lifeguard

1  Thank Zara B
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All reviews well worth a visit great outing volunteer staff friendly volunteers heritage centre free entry bernard matthews informative visit open to the public run by volunteers fantastic visit charity shop interesting history large car park interactive exhibits information boards caister beach
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Caister Lifeboat Station has a memorable slogan known by most Norfolk people: "Caister Men Never Turn Back". That well conjures up their bravery and dedication. This is a "must visit" place if you're in Norfolk. In 1901 a disaster cost nine lifeboat-men their lives when...More

Thank Joan H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The children enjoyed 15 mins looking around the lifeboat exhibition which is the building closest to the beach.

Thank BrendaEngland
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited early Sunday morning - a very sunny day, so expected it to be busy. It was so quiet. FREE parking here too from 1st October and FREE entry - why not donate that parking fee to the lifeboats. Well worth a visit - amazing...More

Thank Paul C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great work these people men and women do. The volunteers of the caister lifeboat are saints everyone. At events their herrings are to die for, fund raising all the time to keep the sea as safe as possible. Lovely to look around, Peter showed us...More

Thank rikyf16
Reviewed 7 October 2018 via mobile

This place is well worth a visit, there are 2 buildings to look in, the original and the new lifeboat shed. The original building has lots of fun things for kiddies to interact with and go in a old lifeboat and try on the kit...More

Thank Sozlovesholisays
Reviewed 13 September 2018

We really enjoyed our visit here very interesting place to visit there were 10 of us in total that went

1  Thank Adventure801923
Reviewed 11 September 2018

Visited saturday, special open day with lots of radio exhibits and sales. An independent station doing a great job, raising own funds. Everyone there very friendly informative,and very knowledgeable about the sea tides engines equipment.Lots of information around the walls about past rescues, crew etc....More

Thank cariad23
Reviewed 7 September 2018

An informative and fascinating experience. To our shame, we had no idea that there were independent lifeboat stations in the UK, let alone that Caister was the very first one. All the volunteers we spoke to on the day were so enthusiastic in sharing the...More

1  Thank Jools W
Reviewed 5 September 2018

Really worth a visit, the people there are passionate about their Lifeboat and rightly so. The history is fascinating and they are very knowledgeable, and it's free! There's also a little café, it is a great place.

Thank barneysmum2014
Reviewed 31 August 2018 via mobile

A very friendly welcome into the lifeboat station cafe with our dog. Despite the boat being out on a search the volunteers were so attentive to us finding us extra chairs and table so we could sit down. Well priced refreshments and nice gift shop.

Thank MelanieGriffin
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11 July 2017|
Response from Tony M | Reviewed this property |
Yes,. Well behaved dogs are welcome. To see all the museum involves using stairs so consider this. But most of it is on the flat..
12 May 2016|
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Response from totoe_12 |
Yes we welcome all dogs large and small water always available pleased to see you
12 May 2016|
Response from _jan0757 |
Are dogs allowed in the museum please.