Rescue Wooden Boats are a charity conserving wooden boats & their stories, including historic lifeboat Lucy Lavers and a museum, the Maritime Heritage Centre, in Stiffkey, Norfolk. 

In the Maritime Heritage Centre - formerly the Officers’ Mess at the Old Military Camp - they tell the story of Dunkirk veteran local lifeboat Lucy Lavers.  There are displays of our fishing and wooden boat building heritage, including crab fishing, whelk fishing, and fishing life and communities.  Visitors can also watch films which capture the stories of the last generation of fishermen and lifeboat men to use wooden boats.  Rescue Wooden Boats aim to tell the stories of working boats and lifeboats and the people who built, owned and crewed them – and to conserve our national maritime heritage by doing this.  There is also a small shop selling merchandise, postcards, books and more. 

Rescue Wooden Boats are planning to open the Maritime Heritage Centre from 23rd May 11-4pm, Sundays & Bank Holiday Mondays only until the end of October.

They'd love to open on Saturdays too, but need more volunteers!  Might this suit you or someone you know?  Get in touch!

The Maritime Heritage Centre is located next to High Sands Creek Campsite, Greenway, Stiffkey, Norfolk, NR23 1QF.

Read more about Rescue Wooden Boats, one of our Shipshape Network East projects. 


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