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Alfred Corry Lifeboat Museum

The museum has almost finished restoring the original rowing and sailing lifeboat, the ALFRED CORRY, that was stationed in Southwold from 1893 to 1918. It is housed in the old Cromer lifeboat station that was salvaged from Cromer pier in 1997-8 and is a museum filled with artefacts relating to the maritime history of the area.

Who to contact

01502 723200

Where to go

Alfred Corry Lifeboat Museum
Ferry Road
IP18 6NG
Area served
Suffolk, Southwold
The museum is located on public car park at Southwold Harbour entrance and there is also a bus service to it.

Days & Times

See the website

Other details

Age Groups
Children (5-11), Adults, Young people
Disabled Parking, Wheelchair Access, Adapted Toilet

Accreditation website
Accreditation details
AccessAble - access guide for Alfred Corry Lifeboat Museum


The boat is a Norfolk & Suffolk Class Lifeboat of 44ft length that was built by Beeching in Great Yarmouth. She operated off the beach at Southwold and saved many lives. Relatives of the crew are still alive in Southwold. The museum also contains many artefacts, paintings and models that exemplify the maritime history of the area and it is all absolutely FREE to come in and browse. However, please note that we could not continue without donations to cover our expenses. Pre-booking is advisable for large parties. The boat is on the register of historic ships of the United Kingdom English Heritage. The shed was a Grade II listed building when in place on Cromer pier.

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