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RNLI Water Safety Weekend 2022

In the top left is a red box with the text 'water safety weekend with the RNLI'. In the top right is the RNLI Lifeboats logo. The main feature of the image is four lifeguards running along a beach.

On Saturday 28 & Sunday 29 May get water-wise with the RNLI as they take over the Museum for a Water Safety Weekend.

With demonstrations and games, learn the techniques that can help keep you safe in the water and discover more about the RNLI’s important work. Meet and talk with real RNLI lifeguards, uncover the history behind the charity and climb aboard lifesaving vehicles in the RNLI Rescue Zone.

Make and Take

Use your crafting skills in Make & Take to create RNLI donation boxes and RNLI characters.


Search the Museum far and wide to complete the RNLI trail. Keep those eyes peeled!

What else is here

15 galleries over five floors, jump aboard boats, 100-foot Lookout Tower, Boatbuilding Workshop, underwater Tidal Zone, ocean adventure and survival stories and so much more!

What else is on this May half term

Mini Monsters of the not so Deep

Mini Monsters of the Not So Deep

Monday 30 May – Friday 3 June, 11am, 1pm & 3pm

What mini monsters and curios creatures will you find with The Rock Pool Project in their mobile rock pool? Each day there’ll be a chance to learn and uncover more about the sea life in our Cornish waters including the best ways to explore rock pools and identify the creatures you discover.

It’s free!

The Water Safety Weekend with the RNLI and the Mini Monsters of the Not So Deep activities are FREE as part of the Museum’s annual admission fee. Pay once and get in free for a year.

Book now

National Maritime Museum
Cornwall Trust
Discovery Quay
TR11 3QY

Tel: +44(0)1326 313388