RNLI 200: The Exhibition

RNLI 200 The Exhibition

Discover the exhilarating 200-year story of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) in the brand-new 2024 exhibition at The Historic Dockyard Chatham.

Partnering with the RNLI, this must-see showcase highlights the heroic tales of those who risked their lives to save others, from calm seas to treacherous storms. Running only from 23 March to 1 September 2024, this remarkable display is included with your entry ticket, offering an unmissable experience for all ages.

The RNLI, a world-leading search and rescue organisation, has saved over 144,000 lives since its founding in 1824. From historic triumphs to tragedies, pioneering lifeboat technology to international rescue efforts, the RNLI has an extraordinary tale to tell.

Delve into the legends and heroes including renowned figures like Grace Darling and the extraordinary Henry Blogg. You’ll also explore the fateful voyage of HMS RACEHORSE and witness Tracey Emin’s artwork supporting the RNLI.

The exhibition pays tribute to over 600 crew members who tragically lost their lives at sea while attempting to save others. It aims to showcase the incredible evolution of lifesaving technology, from traditional boats and gear to modern equipment used today.

With the RNLI’s Historic Lifeboat Collection already on-site, The Historic Dockyard Chatham is the perfect venue to host this thrilling story during the RNLI’s bicentenary year.

Pricing Information

Included with your Dockyard entry ticket.