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OVERVIEW OF THE MUSEUM
Although the ex-RNLB Alfred Corry is the centrepiece of the museum, there are many supporting artefacts, models, paintings, photographs and other exhibits which record the maritime history of Southwold and the surrounding area.
The Museum offers visitors an insight into the lives of the Southwold Lifeboat Crews from 1893 to 1918, and also the history of the 'Alfred Corry' herself, right up to the present day, for she is the centrepiece of the Museum, and is currently undergoing restoration back to her original form.
In addition to this the Museum building is also of local historic importance as it is the old Cromer Lifeboat shed, removed from Cromer Pier (Norfolk) in 1997, purchased by the Trust and bought to Southwold in April 1998, and our displays show some of the more recent history of this Grade II listed building. The Alfred Corry was moved into the shed on the 16th October 1998.
Whilst the Museum is open there is someone on hand to explain and tell of the many stories that appertain to the Boat and Shed. The progress on the restoration can also be seen at first hand.
The Museum shop also sells pens, sweatshirts and mugs (both having the Museum's distinctive logo) and all profits go towards the restoration. Shirts are available in all sizes from small to XXLarge in Navy Blue, Royal Blue, Red and Bottle Green.
A ramp gives disabled access to the main building and displays, with the viewing platform next to the boat and the mezzanine deck are accessed by steps.
Pay & display car park and toilets are right next to the Museum.
Refreshments are available from April to October from the Harbour Kiosk in front of the Museum.
OVERVIEW OF THE MUSEUM
This very large and dynamic scene was created by Ernie Childs of the Great Yarmouth Potteries. It was used to decorate a limited edition commemorative tankard and was reduced x100 or more. The original is displayed in the Alfred Corry Museum along with other work by this superb artist.
There are other paintings and many photographs on display in the museum.
Theme: Marine Art
Exhibition: OVERVIEW OF THE MUSEUM
Photo of painting
Between Lowestoft and Southwold
A painting of a shipwreck
View from the southwest
Photo of the Wreck of the Idun
It took 18 months to renovate the shed back to its former glory.It took 18 months to renovate the…
Attempted rescue of the James and Eleanor, Ernie Childs
My Great,great, great Grandfather was James Beeching who invented the Self Righting Lifeboat. I h…
A 100 ton capacity crane on a jack-up barge located next to the pier has lifted the lifeboat shed…
Jack-up barge next to pier