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 - POSTPONED
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 - POSTPONED
April 15, 2020, 7:00 pm
Nantasket Beach Salt Water Club
Free, Donations Welcome


J Menice sail boatsVacation Week  ~ Arts In The Loft
April 19 - 21, 2022
9:00 am - 12:00 noon
$100 per child
Hull Lifesaving Museum
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Join us for 3 days of art and fun! The first two hours are dedicated to art projects instructed by artist, teacher Jeff Menice. The remaining time will be filled with exploring the museum and fun surprises.  This program is for children ages 7-10. Please pack a water bottle and a snack for your child. For more information please email or call 781-925-5433.

Summer Adventure Program - Summer 2022
July 5 - August 18, 2022
Tuesday - Thursday
9:30 am - 12:30 pm (Morning Program)
9:30 am - 2:30 pm (Extended Day)
Hull Lifesaving Museum

The Summer Adventure Program offers seven 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. NOTE: Due to the success of last year's program, we are once again offering an optional extended 2 hours to give parents a little longer break and to let the children have some less structured play time. For information, please contact Mike McGurl at 781-925-5433 or email 

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Boston LightMaritime History Tour of Hull Village
October 3, 2020, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Donation $15.00

Hull is steeped in maritime history from the ships that first plied the waters of Massachusetts Bay to the lifesavers who rescued the mariners when they got into trouble to our famous lighthouses guiding ships to safety and much more. Tour leader, Sean Baggett, HLM Board Member and Hull Village resident is also an accomplished photographer and will look for photo opportunities along the way, so bring a camera.
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Architecture TourArchitecture of Hull Village
October 10, 2020, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Donation $15.00

Hull Village is one of the oldest communities on the South Shore and, throughout its settled history, beautiful homes have been designed and built. Many of these stately homes are now off the beaten path as the main roads were built for expediency, by-passing these gems. Our tour leader is Chad Wolfe, HLM Board Member and lifelong Hull resident.
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Ft RevereGeology Walking Tour - How Hull Geology Impacted History, from the early native peoples to present day.
October 24, 2020, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Donation: $15.00

The land masses and waterways of Boston Harbor and the Hull peninsula shaped the use of the land from early hunting, fishing and farming to harbor defenses, summer vacation oasis and more. Join Sean Baggett for this fascinating look at Hull, like you may never have looked at it before.
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Walking TourWalking Tour of Hull Village & Fort Revere
November 28, 2020, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Donation: $15.00

Join guide Sean Baggett as he leads a walking tour starting at the museum and proceeding through picturesque Hull Village and historic Fort Revere. Space is limited for this popular tour so secure your reservations early: tickets go on sale September 29, 2020
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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


BeaulieuRobert Beaulieu ~  Landscape Painting Demonstration
Saturday, April 16, 2022, 4:00 - 6:00 pm
Free Admission

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Noted local artist Bob Beaulieu will present an oil painting demonstration. A Scituate resident, Bob graduated from the Paier School of Art in Hamden, CT and continued his education at the Museum School of Fine Arts in Boston. He has participated in shows throughout New England and locally with the Scituate Art Association, North River Arts, Duxbury Arts Festival, Quincy Arts Festival and the South Shore Art Center winning numerous awards. Bob teaches at South Shore Art Center and Scituate Arts Association. Primarily a plein air painter, Bob has combined his ability to capture detail, atmosphere and light with the disciplines he learned through his foundation of academic work as well as, what he calls "Practice. Practice. Practice."

Admission is free but limited to 15 attendees. For enrollment call ahead to reserve your space. Light refreshments will be served. For further details send us an email or call 781-925-5433.

Dyke beach sceneJohn Marshall Dyke ~ In Loving Color ~ Painting Demonstration
Saturday, April 23, 2022, 4:00 - 6:00 pm
Free Admission

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John Marshall Dyke has been painting since his youth. After high school he entered the Art Institute of Boston but became frustrated with the confines of strict academic training and left after two years to enter the Air Force. He was fortunate to be placed in a position as an illustrator in the service and quickly surmised he had learned skills in art school which had transposed to his current position as an illustrator. He eventually secured a position in the Boston VA Medical Center as a medical illustrator and some of his illustrations were published in medical books. After leaving the service he returned to the Art Institute to complete his studies.

John is involved with many South Shore art associations and continues to teach at Braintree High School Adult Education and Quincy Art Association while also performing art demonstrations. His work has been entered in juried and non-juried art shows and he has received multiple awards for his amazing work. Working in a wide range of mediums his main interest is COLOR!

Admission is free but limited to 15 attendees. For enrollment call ahead to reserve your space. Light refreshments will be served. For further details send us an email or call 781-925-5433.

lotus flowerLifesaving Sangha ~ When Things Fall Apart
HLM Mindfulness Meditation Group

Wednesdays, 7:00 - 8:30 pm
Join us for fun, informal conversation, and community, where we discuss practical approaches and interesting topics related to living peacefully in the here and now. These sessions will also include a period of insight meditation. If you are an experienced mindfulness practitioner, or at the beginning of your journey, or just curious, come on in and join us. All are welcome.

Sean is a mindfulness practitioner and a student of Buddhist philosophy. He has taught similar courses at the Plymouth County Correctional Facility and The Anchor of Hull. Sean's classes are easy going, informal and welcoming.

cape hornersOnline Book Club with Mike McGurl
Thursday Evenings: 7-8:00 pm
Free to all.

Last of the Cape Horners, Firsthand Accounts from the Final Days of the Commercial Tall Ships edited by Spencer Apollonio is written by officers, crewmen and passengers aboard American, British and Finnish vessels. They provide a a realistic picture of a maritime era the likes of which will never be seen again.

This book club is intended to be a low-intensity fun activity. If you fall behind in the reading or miss a session, jump back in when you pressure.

To participate, simply send us an email and we will send you an invitation before the first meeting.

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

The Indispensables: the Diverse Soldier-Mariners Who Shaped the Country, Forged the Navy, and Rowed Washington Across the Delaware by Patrick K. O'Donnell is a remarkable story about a group of relatively unknown heroes from Massachusetts, the Marbleheaders, white, black, and native American, who served side-by-side in the country's first uniquely diverse unit - pulling off an "American Dunkirk" and saving the army.

To register please call (781) 925-5433 or email

military services1st Friday Veterans' Coffee Hour
1st Friday of Each Month
9:00 am
Free to all

Military veterans are invited to the museum the first Friday of every month for an hour of coffee and conversation in the Boat Room. Each session has a special focus and provides attendees with a community calendar of events, free activities and updates on services for Veterans.  For information 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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