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Great place for a visit and beach walk

Superb place to visit with loads of infomation regarding the independent lifeboat and good look at... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
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Worth a visit and donation to support this volunteer Lifeboat station

This is Britain's first all-weather independent Lifeboat station. Not part of the RNLI so they... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Tan Lane, Caister-on-Sea, Great Yarmouth NR30 5DJ, England
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All reviews bernard matthews well worth a visit great outing council car park life boat volunteer staff friendly volunteers heritage centre free entry easter egg hunt on wednesdays toasties interesting place to visit run by volunteers their lives charity shop interactive exhibits
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Superb place to visit with loads of infomation regarding the independent lifeboat and good look at the lifeboats over the years. Nice coffee and snack shop.

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is Britain's first all-weather independent Lifeboat station. Not part of the RNLI so they depend purely on donations. They have an open day on Weds and Sun, visited with the family and spent a good few hours exploring their visitor centre, kids allowed to...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Popped in to have a look at the fastest lifeboat in the UK, this is an independent volunteer lifeboat station. Fascinating place to visit, there is also a small lifeboat museum in the old boat-shed. Currently they are only open on Wednesdays and Sundays due...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Jonathan S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The museum is small but full of history. Very interesting and pays tribute to the bravery of the volunteer lifeboat crew past and present

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank AshleighBu
Reviewed February 15, 2019

Two life boat stations well worth a visit and your support. This is an independent life boat station which is not part of RNLI FOR THE LAST 50 YEARS. Houses the Bernard Matthews and Fred Dyble life boats the latter a 5 metre Rib. The...More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank Fulfilled
Reviewed January 25, 2019

We went in January on a Sunday morning and it was closed but obviously still manned, which was reassuring to us.

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank RowingBloke
Reviewed January 2, 2019

Privately run lifeboat station. Opens to the public on Wednesdays and holidays. Large musuem and things to by to support the running. Very interesting.

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank 934Lorna
Reviewed November 16, 2018

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

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Joan H
Reviewed October 23, 2018 via mobile

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

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank BrendaEngland
Reviewed October 21, 2018 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

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank atcomarkingtime
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July 11, 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..
Jan F
May 11, 2016|
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Response from totoe_12 |
Yes we welcome all dogs large and small water always available pleased to see you
Jan F
May 11, 2016|
Response from Jan F |
Are dogs allowed in the museum please.