Attractions in Bembridge & St Helens
Bembridge Heritage Center
Displays cover a wide range of historical interest and new displays are introduced each year to commemorate special events or topics. Scale models, for example Bembridge Railway Station (closed in 1953), are a special feature of the Centre, and a fully-restored PLUTO pump (Pipe Line Under the Ocean) is on display with the story of the PLUTO project.
The Heritage Center is located behind the library. Opening times are April to October, Monday, Wednesday and Friday 10am – 4 pm and Saturdays 10am -12 noon.
Entry £1.00, children and members free.
Open daily 15 March – 2 November 2014 10:30am to 5:00pm (last entry 4:30pm)
Bembridge RNLI Station
Bembridge has had a RNLI station for nearly 150 years, the present boathouse being completed in 2010. The boathouse at the end of the pier houses a Tamar class lifeboat, which is 16metres long, and capable of speeds of 25 knots. Housed at the building on shore is the smaller D-class, which is more suited to inshore working.
The shop & offshore station is open to visitors every day between 11am and 4pm during school holidays and throughout July, August and until 20th September; for the remainder of the year (except over Christmas) both are open daily from 2pm to 4pm.