Walton Maritime Museum Latitude: 0.052° 52' 41.1° N Longitude: 0.01 ° 26' 15.9° E
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.
Adults £1, Trust Members free, Accompanied children under 10 free
Note: Under 16's to be accompanied by a responsible adult.
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
Tel: 01255 678259
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.