All aboard

27th September 1996 at 01:00
Lifeboat, a new gallery at The Historic Dockyard, Chatham, Kent, tells the story of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution through historical artefacts, film, sound and interactives. Visitors can check out the working ropery and flag loft, how boats right themselves in the model test tanks and which hull shapes are faster in water. Tel: 01634 812551.

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