Essential information

Key stage: 
Early Years Foundation Stage, Key Stage 1, Key Stage 2
Resource type: 
Classroom activity
Location: 
National Maritime Museum, Queen's House
School subject: 
History

A knocker for members of the lifeboat crew to be used when there a shipwreck to wake them to launch the lifeboat. Every lifeboat man had a knocker outside their bedroom window, with a long piece of string going all the way to the ground.