Dramatically situated at the mouth of Boston Harbor, with breathtaking views of Boston Light and the Graves Lighthouse, the museum is located in the restored 19th century Point Allerton US Lifesaving Station, home of Joshua James and his crews, the most celebrated lifesavers in the world.


NANTASKET BEACH LECTURE SERIES is co-presented monthly by the Hull Lifesaving Museum, the Friends of Hull Public Library, and the Department of Conservation and Recreation.

AUTHOR TALKS AT THE HULL LIFESAVING MUSEUM By popular demand, we are bringing back the much-loved opportunity to get together at the museum to talk books.


feel good do well"Feel Good and Do Well by Doing Good" with author Peter Milewski
March 19, 2020, 7:00 pm
Hull Lifesaving Museum
Free, Donations Welcome

uss jamestown"Voyage of Mercy: The USS Jamestown, the Irish Famine, and the Remarkable Story of America's First Humanitarian Mission" with author Stephen Puleo
April 23, 2020, 7:00 pm
Nantasket Beach Salt Water Club
Free, Donations Welcome


Simple Machines girls in loftFebruary Vacation Kid's Club
February 18, 19, 20, 2020
9:30 am - 2:30 pm
$108 members; $120 nonmembers
Hull Lifesaving Museum

Our vacation kids will build models, play in the loft, learn seamanship skills, explore charts of Boston Harbor, discover new art activities, and have fun!  This program is for children ages 8-12. Please pack a water bottle and a lunch for your child. For more information please email or call 781-925-5433.

Summer Adventure Program
Tuesday - Thursday, July thru August 2020
9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Hull Lifesaving Museum

The Summer Adventure Program offers six weeks of discovery and exploration with a different theme each week for children ages 5-11. Each week includes hands-on activities, outdoor exploration, and a fun mix of history, science, and arts. For information, please contact Elizabeth Naylor at 781-925-5433 or email 


Nantasket in BoatroomPoint Allerton US Lifesaving Station Interactive Tours

Point Allerton U.S. Lifesaving Station, constructed in 1889, was home to Captain Joshua James and his crew, America's greatest lifesavers, renowned for saving hundreds of shipwrecked mariners from peril in Boston Harbor. The tour begins with a brief history of organized lifesaving, emphasizing the contributions of volunteer lifesavers, continues onto the Galley where children learn about daily life at the station, then, onto the Boat Room to see the treasure of the museum collection - the storied surfboat Nantasket. Learn more.

Breeches Buoy CoastieThe Breeches Buoy

The Breeches Buoy rescue allowed lifesaving crews to carry shipwreck survivors safely to shore. A line firing gun sent a lifeline to the wrecked ship. Through this ingenious system lifesaving crews were able to send the breeches buoy to the ship. On shore, the lifesavers worked as a crew to haul the "whip line," pulling the breeches buoy along the hawser, and the survivors, one by one, over the water to safety. Children's groups can participate in breeches buoy reenactments from May through September with children playing the roles of lifesaving crew and shipwreck survivors. Learn more.

adult workshops & COURSES


Connie Crosby Hand-printing Digital Imagery Workshop
with instructor Connie Crosby
Tuesday & Thursday: 7-9:00 pm
January 14 & January 16, 2020
$54 members, $60 nonmembers

Hull Artist Connie Crosby will be conducting a workshop on her digital art making, focused on the methods and materials she uses to print digital imagery by hand. The workshop introduces a technique which could be used at home. Participants will learn through hands-on activities, demos, and examples of finished work, how a digital image is printed onto a wood panel. Selected images from the museum's collections will be used.

All materials will be provided. No prior experience required. Participants should bring an apron or old shirt to protect their clothing.

To Register: please call (781) 925-5433 or email:

man most drivenNautical Book Club with Sean Baggett
Friday Evenings: 7-8:30 pm
Free to museum members (Not a member? Join! Individual Memberships start at $35/year)

A Man Most Driven: Captain John Smith, Pocahontas and the Founding of America.  Author Peter Firstbrook traces the adventurer's astonishing exploits across three continents, testing Smith's claimed biography against the historical and geographical reality on the ground delivering an enlightening dissection of this mythology-making man and the founding of America.

To Register: please call (781) 925-5433 or email:

Hull Lifesaving Museum   |   P.O. Box 221, 1117 Nantasket Avenue, Hull, MA  02045   |   (781) 925-5433


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