Harwich Lifeboat Museum opens for summer season 2022

The Harwich Society’s Lifeboat Museum will open its doors to the public on Wednesday 8th June for the 2022 summer season.

This year, the museum has a new curator as long-standing curator and RNLI historian, Ken Brand, has stood down from his long-held position.

New curator of the Lifeboat Museum, Charlie Powell, says

“Ken Brand served for over 25 years on the Harwich lifeboat so had a wealth of local knowledge and firsthand experience. While I cannot match that I share Ken’s pride in Harwich’s lifeboat history and heritage, and I am looking forward to showing visitors all that the museum has to offer.”

Pride of place within the museum is the Valentine Wyndham-Quin, an Oakley class 37 feet self-righting lifeboat that saw service between 1967 and 1988. Alongside this remarkable exhibit are many other fascinating items of RNLI and lifeboat memorabilia.

“The Harwich Society shares the town’s pride in the local RNLI and it is fitting that we have a lifeboat museum amongst our visitor attractions,” continued Charlie Powell. “I’m sure we are going to have a very busy summer and we are very much looking forward to it.”

The Lifeboat Museum will open on Wednesday 8th June between 11AM and 3PM and will then be open 11AM – 3PM each Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday until 9th October.

For further information please contact

Press Officer Garry Calver on 01255 551940

PICTURED: Charlie Powell (Curator) Harwich Lifeboat Museum – Photo Copyright © Maria Fowler