HM Coastguard

5 March – 9 April – McCarthy Room

Discover the history of Her Majesty’s Coastguard service, which was established in 1822.

Learn about the history of Lymington Coastguard from Captain Charles Freemantle’s 1820’s heroic rescue of the crew of a stricken vessel in Christchurch bay.

Read about the dramatic rescue of 32 restaurant goers at Milford on Sea in 2014 and the Chief Coastguard’s commendation awarded to the local team.

Enjoy the historic display of fascinating Coastguard artefacts .

Meet the local Coastguard team members and view the wide range of current and past technical rescue equipment on display

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