Kurt Jackson: RNLI Cornwall

15 Mar 2024 – 3 Nov 2024

Regular hours

10:00 – 17:00
10:00 – 17:00
10:00 – 17:00
10:00 – 17:00
10:00 – 17:00
10:00 – 17:00
10:00 – 17:00

Save Event: Kurt Jackson: RNLI Cornwall

I've seen this

People who have saved this event:


National Maritime Museum Cornwall

England, United Kingdom

Travel Information

  • Buses run daily to Falmouth from most local towns. There is a circular bus route around Falmouth (366 & 367 services) run by OTS.
  • There is a regular train service with connections to the main London to Penzance line. Change at Truro for the branch line to Falmouth. See the National Rail website or telephone 0845 7484950. Alight at Falmouth Town (The Dell) station and the Museum is a 5 minute walk away. Follow the edge of the car park and take Avenue Road towards the town centre.
Directions via Google Maps Directions via Citymapper
Event map

The RNLI is the focus of this exhibition by internationally renowned contemporary artist Kurt Jackson.


RNLI Cornwall documents the important role of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution in Cornwall and celebrates their vital work within the coastal community.

Jackson’s RNLI Cornwall paintings vary in scale from postcard sized pieces up to massive canvasses measured in metres that capture the charity’s iconic blue and orange lifeboats nestled into Cornish harbours and breaking through mountainous waves. Closer to shore are paintings featuring lifeguards at the centre of Cornish beach life at locations including Sennen, Gwithian, Porthtowan and Trebarwith.

RNLI Cornwall also features a selection of paintings created inside Mousehole’s old Penlee Lifeboat Station where Jackson was given special access to capture it as it was left following the tragic disaster that resulted in the loss of 16 souls. A poignant tribute to the sacrifice made by the RNLI’s brave volunteer crews.

We’re delighted to bring this exhibition to the Museum as part of the RNLI’s bicentenary. Forming in 1824, the charity is celebrating the amazing milestone of 200 years, during which time it has saved more than 144,000 lives.

Running from Friday 15 March to Sunday 3 November.

What to expect? Toggle


Have you been to this event? Share your insights and give it a review below.