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Walton Maritime Museum

Walton Maritime Museum

Online Exhibitions

Click on the links below to see online exhibitions of items from our collection

James Stevens No.14 Lifeboat

MHE Regional October Events 2008

History of Walton Maritime Museum

About Us

The museum is housed in a restored old lifeboat house. The most significant object is the James Stevens No 14, the oldest surviving motor lifeboat in the world, which is currently undergoing restoration at Titchmarsh Marina. The museum explores its and other local lifeboats stories, together with fishing and boatbuilding, customs, coastal defence, and Walton as a seaside resort. The local coastal geology and erosion of the Naze displays are popular with schools. There are annual changing exhibitions on maritime and other themes.

Admission Costs

Adults £1, Trust Members free, Accompanied children under 10 free
Note: Under 16's to be accompanied by a responsible adult.

Opening Hours

We are open 2pm to 4pm Easter Bank Holiday, May Bank Holiday, and from 1st July to 31st September every day. (We do rely on voluntary stewards)
During winter months please see our events diary at http://www.fwheritage.co.uk/WaltonInfo.aspx 
School and group visits can be arranged from Easter to end of October outside normal opening hours by contacting us.


The Old Lifeboat House
East Terrace
CO14 8PY

Tel: 01255 678259

Latitude: 0.052° 52' 41.1° N Longitude: 0.01 ° 26' 15.9° E


Other Information

 Other website: http://www.fwheritage.co.uk/


Fully accessible, all on ground floor with accessible toilet.

How to Find Us

Brief travel details: signposted by brown tourist signs, next to the coastguard station.

Walton is well served by bus and train.


Some Photos of Our Museum

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