AboutEast 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 Good15
- 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
- Stuart FEngland, United KingdomTrip Type:CouplesA maritime attraction run by a passionate group of volunteersSunday, 26th February 2017This volunteer-run attraction houses the restored life boat, the George Elmy, that was flipped over in heavy seas while on a rescue call on 17 November 1962. The beautifully restored boat is... Read full review
- sgipper1Seaham, United KingdomTrip Type:CouplesLittle gemMonday, 13th February 2017Brilliant and knowledgeable staff. Very informative not only to the lifeboat but also to Seaham's heritage. Well worth a visit 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 2016 - 31 Dec 2017)|
|Monday - Wednesday||Closed|
|Thursday - Sunday||10:00||- 15:00|