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Jump Onboard:
lifeboat tours

Wednesday 11, Friday 13, Wednesday 18, Friday 20, Wednesday 25, Friday 27 August, Wednesday 1 and Friday 3 September

Join our team as we jump onboard our Tyne Class Lifeboat and let visitors discover its story and explore the inside of this lifesaving vessel.

It's not often that you see a full-size lifeboat on dry land! Here at NESM we are privileged to have on display the now retired 'City of Sheffield' Tyne Class RNLI Lifeboat. You can not miss this 47 foot long floating lifesaver in our outside exhibition zone but now is your chance to get onboard and learn more about the boat and the people who work on them. 

Due to the size of the boat access is limited onboard so please bear with our team while visitors are inside. The deck of the boat is only accessible via a metal staircase.

COVID RESTRICTIONS: Due to current restrictions the number of people on the lifeboat will be limited to one group/family at any one point.

This activity is free but we do ask if possible that visitors please support both the museum as we care for this lifeboat and the RNLI who without your support would not be able to provide their lifesaving service by making a small donation as you depart the boat.

Please note that this activity is subject to weather conditions.