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Caister Lifeboat Information Centre

Caister Lifeboat Information Centre


Caister Lifeboat Information Centre - tracing over 200 years of history of the country's only independently operated lifeboat.

Experience the triumphs and tragedies of the Caister lifeboat men through the years.

Include a visit to our new shed to see our present Valentijn Class lifeboat the Bernard Mathews II. Powered by twin Volvo Penta, 450 horse power water jets, giving a cruising speed of 37 knots, it is the fastest offshore lifeboat in the UK.

Children welcomeSmoking not allowed

Opening details

Opening Times:

14 April to October: Wednesdays & Sundays from 10:00 am to 3:30 pm and also for Bank Holidays and on Thursdays during the school summer holidays.


Adult admission: £2.00 including a fully illustrated souvenir brochure and a special lifeboat brew of tea or coffee.

Free admission for accompanied school age children.

Also at this Venue

  • Group VisitsGroup Visits

Events at this Venue

date event
Fri 30 Mar - Mon 2 Apr Easter Egg Hunt
Sun 5 Aug Caister Lifeboat Day



    Skippers Walk,
    Great Yarmouth,
    NR30 5DJ


    • Children welcomeChildren welcome
    • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed



    See location of Caister Lifeboat Station on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

    Map reference: TG 528119  Lat: 52.64605 Long: 1.73583

    By Road:

    On arrival in Great Yarmouth follow signs for the A149 Caister-on-Sea.
    Proceed straight ahead at the Yarmouth Stadium mini roundabout towards the village, and straight ahead again at the next two mini-roundabouts. Take a right hand turn at the Beach Road mini roundabout and continue until the end of Beach Road where the car park is located.

    Parking: free