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 Nantasket Beach Resort.

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.

adult programs, LECTURES & walking tours

moonsetMoonset Photo Shoot 
Saturday, February 4, 2023
4:30 am Start!
Location: TBD
Free to all!

Once again, the intrepid Sean Baggett, photographer and HLM board member will lead us out for another lens-based media,i.e., photo shoot to capture the setting of the moon over the city. Set your alarms for an early-up, grab your cameras & tripods, and bundle up for another memorable adventure. This event is weather dependent so check in with us on Friday, February 3, 2023 (781) 925-5433 or for weather updates.


seashellFebruary Vacation Fun with Lorraine Earle
Create Angel Shell Art & Explore Treasures of the Sea
Tuesday, February 21, 2023
10:00 - 12 Noon
Ages: 6-10
Grades 1-4
Limited seating: 10 students
$25 per child
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Indoor beachcombing and seashell creations! Kids are invited to learn all about seashells, sea glass and sea stars found along our shores and become shell artists in their own right. Students will go home with their own handmade sea shell creation and bag of treasure discovered under the guidance of local shell artist, Lorraine Earle.

Please pack a water bottle and a snack for your child. For more information please email, call 781-925-5433.


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.

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

Lusitania: An Epic Tragedy by Diana Preston tells the story of the sinking of the luxury liner by torpedo from a German submarine just off the coast of Ireland during World War II.

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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