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 the Hull Public Library, and the Department of Conservation and Recreation.


Arthur Milmore
And the Sea Shall Have Them All
Thursday, November 9, 2017, 7 pm
Nantasket Beach Resort, 44 Hull Shore Drive
Free, Donations Welcome

Join local author Arthur Milmore to hear about his recent book on the devastating Portland Gale of 1898.

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.


Join Joseph A. Williams as he discusses his newly published book, The Sunken Gold.

Saturday, October 14, 2:00pm at the Museum.

 Free, donations welcome.





 Monday, November 6th @ 11:30  Storywalk!

 Meet Joan McDonald, of the Hull Family Network, and Elizabeth by the gate to the Jacobs School Playground and walk down to the museum reading the book Courage by Bernard Waber, as we go!  We will have cupcakes in honor of Joshua James' birthday!  Families may play and explore the museum afterward!


October Family Fun at the Museum:

Thursday, 10/5  6:30pm-7:30pm GHOST SHIPS - Bring the kids to build and decorate their very own haunted ghost ship model!  ($7 per child)

Thursday, 10/12  6:30pm-7:30pm PAJAMAS AND GHOST STORIES - Bring the whole family in PJs for cocoa and spooky stories!  (Free, Donations welcome)

Thursday, 10/19  6:30pm-7:30pm HLM TRICK OR TREAT BAGS - Bring the kids to silk screen an HLM trick or treat bag!  ($7 per child)

For more information or to register for any of these events please email or call 781-925-5433


Summer Model Maker Club
August 21-25, 2017 (Monday thru Friday)
9:30 am - 12:30 pm
$120 members; $130 nonmembers

Our Summer Model Makers will build and explore the R.M.S. Titanic!  This COBI model is a beautiful replication of the legendary ocean liner.  The 500 piece kit includes many original details and when complete measures 22 inches long and  almost 6 inches high.  This set is suited for play as well as display!

Children will bring the COBI set home at the end of the session. Please email Elizabeth Naylor or call 781-925-5433 for more information.

Summer Adventure Program

*Registration for Pond Yacht Racers is $100 members, $120 nonmembers (due to a higher material cost).  Registration for all other weeks is $90 members, $110 nonmembers (scholarships and 10% discounts for siblings and active military families available).  For information, please contact Elizabeth Naylor at 781-925-5433 or email

If your child is eligible for free or reduced lunch in the Hull Public Schools, they are likely eligible for a scholarship for museum programming. Please contact Elizabeth at

2017 Summer Adventure Registration Packet
Emergency Contact Form

Holidays and Workshops


Point 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 on to the Galley where children learn about daily life at the station, then, on to the Boat Room to see the treasure of the museum collection - the storied surfboat Nantasket. Children will have the chance to view first-hand the lifesavers' surfboat and rescue equipment, while hearing true tales of amazing courage and heroic rescues. The fun culminates in the museum's loft where children of all ages enjoy "setting sail" on the climb-on boat, dressing up in period clothes, learning to tie a new knot, and standing watch in the museum cupola, with stunning views of Boston Light, Boston Harbor, and Fort Revere Park.

The 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.

Children's Guided Tour Fee

Tour: $5/child. Teachers and 1 chaperone per 8 children are admitted free.

Tour with Breeches Buoy drill: $6/child

Please contact Victoria Stevens to inquire about additional hands-on activities for children's tours, including:

Simple Machines at Sea: Learn about simple machines (levers, wheels, pulleys) used in lifesaving, and experiment with our Lego Education Simple Machine Kits.

Why Do Boats Float?: Learn about concepts such as buoyancy, displacement and boat design through fun water activities.



Artist Talk & Demo with Jess Hurley Scott

Jess Hurley Scott is a contemporary painter of land and seascapes. Her dimensional paints of multiple layered, individually painted acrylic panels deal with light, illusion, and perception. Scott plays with the intricacies of the natural world, digital technology, and translucency in her work. The result is bold realism and a unique interpretation of landscape in paint and pane. Her scale ranges from near miniature scale vignettes to dramatic, sweeping landscapes.

The Summer Adventure Program offers six weeks of discovery and exploration for children ages 5-11.  Summer Adventure meets Tuesday-Thursday from 9:30-12:30, with a different theme each week. Each week includes hands-on activities, outdoor exploration, and a fun mix of history, science, and arts. A morning snack is provided. Children are encouraged to bring a re-useable water bottle.


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