Leisure & Travel
by Aspect County

RNLI 200: The Exhibition

Experience the exhilarating story of the RNLI as the lifesaving charity celebrates its 200th anniversary in a brand-new exhibition for 2024. This must-visit exhibition allows you to discover the heroic tales of the men and women who have risked their lives to save others, in times of calm and amidst the most treacherous storms.vulputate elaboraret ad. Et vix menandri argumentum.

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A world-leading search and rescue organisation, the RNLI’s lifeboat crews and lifeguards have saved over 144,000 lives since its founding in 1824. From triumphs to tragedies, from oar-powered vessels to the boats packed with cutting-edge technology used today. From introducing the first lifeboats on the river Thames to rolling-out a UK beach lifeguard service, from running the UK and Ireland’s biggest ever drowning prevention campaigns to working with others to save lives overseas – the RNLI has a remarkable 200-year story to tell.

Tragically over the two centuries, more than 600 crew members have lost their lives trying to save others at sea. The exhibition honours those whose lives have been lost and shows a digital version of The Lifeboat Service Memorial book, listing the names of all those who have given their life in the service of the RNLI.

The exhibition aims to show how the RNLI has changed over the years and will shine a light on the extraordinary engineering and innovation in lifesaving technology over the past two centuries from the oar-powered boats and cork lifejackets of the past to the modern boats and protective kit the crews use today.

Only available until 1 September 2024, this extraordinary showcase is included in your entry ticket to The Historic Dockyard Chatham, making it a truly unmissable experience for visitors of all ages. 


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