11 September - 29 November 2015
The RNLI’s Hope in the Great War exhibition commemorates the centenary of the First World War.
Visiting the Scottish Fisheries Museum on its tour of RNLI museums, lifeboat stations and partner museums, it honours the courage and determination of those who saved lives in the midst of a time of great conflict. Communities have come together to create interactive displays and engaging artwork, funded by Arts Council England.
This lively and engaging exhibition is an ideal way for families and young children to learn about the astounding work of RNLI volunteers during the First World War, and of other daring rescues undertaken at sea.
The exhibition is supplemented by objects from the Museum’s collections including the Carnegie Medal for heroic endeavour, posthumously awarded 100 years ago, in 1915, to James Geddes of the lifeboat Alexander Tulloch who died trying to save the crew of Hull trawler Tom Tit that had run aground off Peterhead in the previous December. It also includes material borrowed from the St Andrews Preservation Trust Museum and Anstruther Lifeboat Station relating to more local rescues.
11 September - 29 November 2015 Opening Times: Mon - Sat: 10 - 5.30, Sun: 11 - 5 Last admissions 1 hour before closing time
Admission included in museum entry charge
Contact: 01333 310628 or firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
This exhibition has been curated by the RNLI and is on tour for the duration of the war centenary (2014-18).
Please see the Hope in the Great War website for more details on the tour dates, content and history, as well as monthly updates and historical snippets.