image for Heritage Centre item typeThe Caister Lifeboat Experience at Caister Lifeboat Station

Heritage Centre, next open Sun 20 Mar - Tue 1 Nov 2016, £2


Skippers Walk,
Great Yarmouth,
NR30 5DJ

Caister Lifeboat Information Centre

Caister Lifeboat Information Centre


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.

Children welcomeGuided tours for groupsSmoking not allowed

Opening details

Season Dates Opening Hours
Sun 20 Mar - Tue 1 Nov 2016 Wed 10:00 to 15:30 | Sun 10:00 to 15:30
Opening Times:

Easter to 31 October: Wednesdays & Sundays from 10:00 am to 3:30 pm and also for Bank Holidays and on Thursdays during the school summer holidays (from 21 July 2016).

And every second Thursday from April to September we have Guided Walks and Beach Talks on the sandbanks and shipwrecks off Caister.


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.



See location of Caister Lifeboat Station on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: TG 528119  Lat: 52.64605 Long: 1.73583

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.

Parking: free


  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Guided tours for groupsGuided tours for groups
  • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed
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