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.

adult programs, LECTURES & walking tours

IversenLecture: Offshore Shipbuilding in South Korea with Adam Iversen 
Thursday, April 6, 2023
7:00  8:00 pm
Location: Hull Lifesaving Museum, 1117 Nantasket Ave., Hull
$5 Suggested Donation

Come and listen as Adam Iversen presents a riveting lecture of the construction of ultra-deep-water oilfield vessels built at shipyards in the town of Okpo on beautiful Geoje Island, South Korea. In addition to the shipbuilding industry Adam will also talk about this beautiful Korean island including its food, holidays, national sports and society norms as well as natural attractions.

Adam Iversen is an unlimited master mariner living in Hull who served on deep sea cargo ships and drill ships operating around the world.

monique nugentLecture: Prescription for Admission with author Dr. Monique Nugent
Thursday, April 20, 2023
7:00 - 8:00 pm
Location: Hull Lifesaving Museum, 1117 Nantasket Ave., Hull
$5 Suggested Donation

A hospital is meant to be a place for support, not frustration and confusion. Prescription for Admission, by Dr. Nugent prepares you for your next hospital visit as an active participant in your health. This book is a guide for navigating the hospital, advocating for yourself, and having a better hospitalization. 

Dr. Nugent is a practicing hospitalist and associate director for the Division of Hospital Medicine at South Shore Hospital in Weymouth, MA. She also hosts the podcast, Tired Doctors Talking.

geology rocksGeology Walking Tour - Hull and the Beginning of Time ~
The Story of How We Got Here
Saturday, 22, 2023
10:00 am - 12:00 noon
Location: Meet at the Corner of Spring St & Nantasket Ave, Hull
Donation: $15.00
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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.


Summer Adventure Program - Summer 2023
July 11 - August 24, 2023
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 

Summer Adventure 2023 Flyer

Summer Adventure 2023 - Registration Form

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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


new earthLifesaving Sangha ~ Spring Mindfulness Workshop
with Sean Baggett
A New Earth - Awakening to Your Life's Purpose

Wednesdays, 7:00 - 8:30 pm
February 15 - April 19, 2023
$35 per person
This spring we will be working with Eckhart Tolle's impactful book: A New Earth - Awakening to Your Life's Purpose. This book encourages us to challenge our perceptions of self, life and the reality we all share. Many of these concepts were first introduced by ancient teachers thousands of years ago, which are now reinforced by what we know of the human mind and our universe. Please 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.

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

The Boat Who Wouldn't Float by Farley Mowat. Tired of everyday life ashore Farley was determined to find a sturdy boat and roam the salt sea over. What he found instead was the worst boat in the world and she nearly drove him mad.

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.

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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