Jump On Board: lifeboat tours



Join our team as we jump on board our Tyne Class Lifeboat and let visitors discover its story and explore the inside of this lifesaving vessel.

It's not often that you see a full-size lifeboat on dry land! Here at NESM we are privileged to have on display the now retired 'City of Sheffield' Tyne Class RNLI Lifeboat.

Tours are free with museum entry and are offered on a first come, first served basis. Please note that due to the size of the boat access is limited onboard so please be prepared to queue and bear with our team while visitors are inside.

The deck of the boat is only accessible via a metal staircase.

COVID RESTRICTIONS: Due to current restrictions the number of people on the lifeboat will be limited to one group/family at any one point.

This activity is free but we do ask if possible that visitors please support both the museum as we care for this lifeboat and the RNLI who without your support would not be able to provide their lifesaving service by making a small donation as you depart the boat.

Please note that this activity is subject to weather conditions.


Type Price
Tickets Free with museum entry



Opening Hours

Tue 10:00 16:00
Wed 10:00 16:00
Thu 10:00 16:00
Fri 10:00 16:00
Sat 10:00 16:00

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