All shops and museums, as well as the RNLI College, will close or open as current Government guidance in those areas allows, and is subject to local RNLI operations and volunteer availability. Our lifeboat stations remain operational but are not open to visitors.

Our lifeboats will continue to launch to those in peril at sea. We urge you to follow government instructions. But if you are at the coast, please take extra care and follow our safety advice.

Our Supporter Experience Team are here to help.
Please call us on 0300 300 9990 (UK) or 1800 991802 (Ireland)
Monday-Friday, 8am-6pm

Latest news

Friends Jasper, Jake, Connor and Charlton
Friends raise £3K playing games in memory of lost friend
When 24-year-old Tyler Westlake was lost at sea after fishing off Cornwall in 2020, four of his closest buddies decided to raise money for the RNLI by gaming together online – the same hobby that brought them all together as friends.
Read their story
A thumbnail from our spring appeal video, with copy saying: The lifeboat showed up and I was like: 'What is this miracle?'
Watch: See how you’re bringing hope this spring
When people’s lives hang in the balance, you make the difference between them giving up hope or fighting for a second chance at life. 
Watch the film
A cover image for episode 4 of the RNLI's Lifesavers podcast
Lifesavers podcast: ‘He floated to live’
In the final episode of the season, hear how 10-year-old Ravi saved his own life when he found himself out of his depth at Scarborough Beach, by floating to live. 
Listen to the episode
Emma holds Louis's hand in the hospital
A parent's worst nightmare

After their son, Louis, was involved in a horrific accident, Mark and Emma Webber could only watch as the lifeboat crew worked to save him.

Read their story

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