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Coastguard 200

An illustration of two people against a hill and a stormy sky. The woman closest is drawn in colour wearing a present-day Coastguard uniform. The man next to her is drawn in black and white and wears an older Coastguard uniform. In the background, a helicopter assists a ship in distress.

To mark the 200th birthday of HM Coastguard in 2022, this small exhibition tells the story of the Coastguard and explores its role as one of the UK’s emergency services.

Through original objects, inspiring stories and hands-on activities the exhibition celebrates the people who have dedicated themselves to saving lives at sea, explores the changing technology of the last two centuries, and celebrates the continuing contribution of the Coastguard at sea and on land.

The exhibition runs concurrently at the National Emergency Services Museum in Sheffield and here at National Maritime Museum Cornwall.

The exhibition was funded by the Maritime and Coastguard Agency as part of its 200th birthday celebrations.

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National Maritime Museum
Cornwall Trust
Discovery Quay
TR11 3QY

Tel: +44(0)1326 313388