East Durham Heritage and Lifeboat Centre is located in Seaham’s North Dock Marina where the historic lifeboat The George Elmy is on permanent display. The Centre’s exhibition facility enables the East Durham Heritage Group to hold themed displays relating to the maritime, industrial and social heritage of the area.
Seaham’s heritage history dates from before the 8th century Anglo Saxon church of St Mary the Virgin adjacent to Seaham Hall on the headland to the north of the town through the era of the Milbanke’s and their relationship with Lord Byron to Lord and Lady Londonderry who created the harbour for the export of coal from their collieries of East Durham. Following the closure of the collieries Seaham has seen many changes and is now attracting large numbers of visitors to the beaches, seafront promenade and marina.
Seaham is located on Durham’s Heritage Coast.
- Certificate of Excellence 2016
TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:
- Very Good16
- johnm1951King's Lynn, United KingdomTrip Type:Couplesa history lessonSunday, 21st May 2017this attraction is run by volunteers and keep alive the story on the George Elmy life boat disaster and show the courage of life boat crews that risk their lives for others. One of the volunteers... Read full review
- Fran BSeaham heritage centreThursday, 20th April 2017Absolutely fantastic place to visit, the wealth of knowledge is vast. Ask any of the gentlemen there and especially the historian Brian and his friend Fred. All the lovely gentlemen gave us loads of... Read full review
- Tiziana MTrip Type:CouplesFull of historyFriday, 3rd March 2017Very impressive... Full of history. You can feel the emotion through a little exhibition in the Seaham Marina & the George Elmy Lifeboat Centre. Lovely staff will help you to know more about it. Read full review
- In town/city centre - Coastal town on Durham's Heritage Coast.
Parking & Transport
- On site parking
- On-Site café/restaurant
- Picnic Site
|2017 (1 Jan 2017 - 31 Dec 2017)|
|Monday - Wednesday||Closed|
|Thursday - Sunday||10:00||- 15:00|