Caister Lifeboat Visitor Centre - Experience in Great Yarmouth, Caister-on-Sea - Great Yarmouth

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Caister Lifeboat Information Centre - tracing over 200 years of history of the country's only independently operated lifeboat.

Experience the triumphs and tragedies of the Caister lifeboat men through the years.

Include a visit to our new shed to see our present Valentijn Class lifeboat the Bernard Mathews II. Powered by twin Volvo Penta, 450 horse power water jets, giving a cruising speed of 37 knots, it is the fastest offshore lifeboat in the UK.

Guide Prices

Adult admission: £2.00 including a fully illustrated souvenir brochure and a special lifeboat brew of tea or coffee.

Free admission for accompanied school age children.



  • Children welcome


  • Free Parking

Property Facilities

  • Smoking not allowed

Map & Directions

Road Directions

By Road:On arrival in Great Yarmouth follow signs for the A149 Caister-on-Sea.Proceed straight ahead at the Yarmouth Stadium mini roundabout towards the village, and straight ahead again at the next two mini-roundabouts. Take a right hand turn at the Beach Road mini roundabout and continue until the end of Beach Road where the car park is located.The nearest railway station is Great Yarmouth, which is 4 miles away.

Caister Lifeboat Visitor Centre


Caister Lifeboat Station, Skippers Walk, Caister-on-Sea, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR30 5DJ

Tel: 01493 722001

Opening Times

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