The Alfred Corry Trust is a Charitable Incorporated Organisation No.1172006.
The Alfred Corry Lifeboat Museum
Ferry Road, Southwold, Suffolk, IP18 6NB, UK.
Telephone: 01502 723200
Donations towards daily running costs and our new extension are appreciated
If you would be prepared to give up 3 hours a week to join us as a Volunteer Steward,
please ring either Frank on 01502 724 484 or Jonathan on 07944 586 269.
Your Museum needs you!
We now have improved access for disabled visitors with the addition of a stair lift to the mezzanine level, which enables access to the exhibition area and a view into the interior of the boat.
The inauguration was performed by the former Mayor of Southwold, Councillor Ann Betts, as well as Southwold's Town Crier John Barber (see below)
The Old Cromer Lifeboat Shed now the museum with the new front extension
The restored 'Alfred Corry' lifeboat
now 127 years old
Friendly dogs with well behaved owners are welcome in
Our young visitors were then presented with their booty!
Education and fun for
our young visitors
Our first young visitors successfully completing the Sea Shell Search and The Landlubbers Search.
125th Celebration Presentation
David Cragie (The great great grandson of John Cragie, the first Coxswain of the Alfred Corry) presenting Frank Upcraft, Curator, with the Water Breaker. Captain John Cragie, David’s father and great grandson of the first Coxswain, looks on!
The Water Breaker
The basket is a modern replica which contains the original earthernware water bottle which saw service on Southwold's lifeboats.
of the new Stair Lift
Former Southwold Mayor
Miss Anne Betts on the new stair lift
Trustees Robert 'Jim' Blythe and Jack Storer
with Mayor Anne Betts
Alfred & Corry meet the Alfred Corry!
The Alfred Corry Museum
in Southwold welcomed
Mr & Mrs A Wald from Holland with flags, music and champagne.
It was a very special occasion, as in 2015, Mrs Corry’s sister Pauli, rang the museum from Delft and explained that her Sister Corry, was marrying Alfred and wondered if we would send a card wishing them well. Two way communication continued and culminated with the visit.
There was much laughter, and almost some tears, when the Dutch National Anthem echoed around the lifeboat shed. Other visitors to the museum joined in and helped to finish the celebration cake, which the Curator’s wife baked. There was even some Old Amsterdam Cheese too.
Come along and pay us a visit. We can’t promise you cake and cheese, but you’ll get a warm welcome!
Alfred Corry Lifeboat Museum – The Harbour Southwold.