Plans Revived to Extend Southwold’s Alfred Corry Museum

Southwold Museum

Ideas are once again afloat to extend Southwold’s lifeboat museum.

The Alfred Corry Museum Management Committee is finalising plans to apply to allow the Southwold Museum more space to display artefacts and run activities. The committee applied several years ago for permission to house a display area, office, reception and storage space in 2009, but permission has now expired even though their application was successful.

The Alfred Corry Southwold Museum is housed in the Cromer Pier lifeboat shed, built in 1923, which was transported to Southwold Harbour by sea in 1998. It houses the 121-year-old Alfred Corry lifeboat, which launched 41 times and saved 47 lives between 1893 and 1918 in Southwold.

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