Frinton & Walton 
Heritage Trust  

Established in 1984, Frinton & Walton Heritage Trust exists to consolidate historical knowledge of the local area and provide public access to the archives, artefacts and exhibits that tell the story of our community’s past. 

The Old Lifeboat House, Grade II, was built in 1884 at the end of East Terrace to house Walton’s first RNLI lifeboat, Honourable Artillery Company.  
Since 1984, it has been Walton’s Maritime Museum under the management of Frinton & Walton Heritage Trust. 
 
Displays include: information on Walton’s past lifeboats and the men who sailed them; artefacts recording Walton’s colourful history as a seaside town and fossils representing the immense geological significance of this coast as a Special Site of Scientific Interest (SSSI). 
 
Walton Maritime Museum regularly holds special exhibitions. The current exhibition is ‘By the Seaside’, highlights a wide variety of activities - from traditional beach-based entertainments and pier variety shows to sports, drama societies and music concerts that were part of Walton and Frinton’s summer seasons from the 1880s to the 1940s and which were popular with residents and holidaymakers alike. 
Information on our current exhibitions is posted in our Events Diary
Opening hours:  
2pm to 4pm Easter Bank Holiday weekend, both May Bank Holiday weekends, and daily (2pm to 4pm) from 1st June to 30th September.  
[We do rely on voluntary stewards] 
 
During winter months please see our EVENTS PAGE 
 
Admission Charges:  
Adults £2,  
Accompanied Children (under 10 years old) free,  
Trust members free (on production of membership card) 
 
School and group visits can be arranged any time from Easter to end of October outside normal opening hours by telephoning us on 01255 861440. 
Contact: 
The Old Lifeboat House, East Terrace,  
Walton-on-the-Naze CO14 8PZ  
Tel: 01255 861440 

Walton Maritime Museum - Travel & Access Statement  Directions: Tourist brown signs mark the way to our Museums starting at the Weeley roundabout on the A133 from Colchester. At the Weeley roundabout take the B1033 to Walton-on-Naze, passing through Thorpe-le-Soken, Kirby Cross and Frinton. The Museum is located beyond Walton town centre off the approach road to the Naze. You will pass a swimming pool on your left and have the sea on your right. Follow the Brown Sign by taking the next right, following the coast, to the end of East Terrace. We are located next to the Coastguard Station in the Old Life Boat House. If you arrive by public transport, go through the town centre or follow the sea wall heading north as above. There is long-term parking near the swimming pool and some parking at the end of East Terrace near the Museum which is normally full on fine days in the summer. There is limited short term disabled parking on the Museum forecourt but please advise our stewards of your arrival. Located in Walton’s Old Life Boat House built 1884, our Museum is on one level with easy access from the seafront. There are no steps or ramps and good access with parking for disabled visitors. Our displays are desk height & wall mounted.  Facilities: There is a disabled toilet & a small shop area. Refreshments are available close by at the Sunrays Kiosk 30m away on the seafront. Rest areas are available inside the museum and on the forecourt.  Contact Information: Email: enquiries@fwheritage.co.uk The Old Lifeboat House, East Terrace, Walton-on-the-Naze CO14 8PZ 

 
 
 
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