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The East Durham Heritage & Lifeboat Centre is located within the Seaham Harbour Marina, SR7 7EE the Centre, which is managed by the East Durham Heritage Group aims to collect, record and display information and artifacts related to Mining, Industrial and Social heritage of Seaham and the East Durham area. The Centre also houses the restored Liverpool class lifeboat George Elmy which served on station at Seaham between January 1950 and 17th of November 1962 when it answered a distress signal from the fishing Coble Economy only to be overwhelmed as it returned to port with the loss of its five crew and four of the rescued fishermen, there was only one survivor. The Centre is open to the public between 10 a.m. amd 3 p.m. on Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday.