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Eastbourne Lifeboat Museum

King Edwards Parade, Eastbourne BN21 4BY, England
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Great little shop and museum, worth a visit and a contribution, the RNLI need our support for the... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
19CMK68
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Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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A good stock of RNLI-related goods and friendly, helpful volunteer staff who had time to chat but... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Joan H
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Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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King Edwards Parade, Eastbourne BN21 4BY, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago

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
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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

Thank sheepygold
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Whenever our grand children come to visit they always want to visit the lifeboat museum. We all enjoy the many interesting items in the shop, and we save all our small change to put in the fascinating money machine outside. My sister in France even...More

Thank iain p
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visit this museum every time we come to Eastbourne and they always have something interesting. Each year I buy the following year's family calendar.

Thank Maggie J
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Reviewed 3 June 2018

Received a warm welcome from the gentlemen in the museum. They were glad to give us a brief history lesson and point out the items on display. Worth a visit and also a good shop to buy items that also support a very worthy organisation.

Thank Pam2706
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Reviewed 11 May 2018

This is open 364 days a year. The Museum shows the wonderful works of the R.N.L.I. with the volunteers eager to answer any questions. Well worth a visit to support and stock up on the many Life Boat orientated Gifts.

Thank John G
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Reviewed 1 May 2018

Like looking at the history, (family connection) and also looking for items in the shop area. Friendly knowledgeable staff.

Thank Susan L
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Reviewed 1 April 2018

Very friendly volunteers. Lots of reading but all very interesting and a nice RNLI shop. Worth a quick look if passing and always good to support the RNLI.

Thank DrPeterDRobinson
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