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.
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Latest news

RNLI volunteers recognised in the New Year Honours
Six Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) volunteers have been recognised for their vital role in helping the charity save lives at sea through the New Year’s Honours.
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Weston-super-Mare crew members Paul Sargent Liam McDermott and Dave Ridout
Seconds away from drowning
A routine rescue turns into a race against time for the lifesavers at Weston-super-Mare
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View from helmet camera: West Kirby lifeboat crew racing to the rescue of nine people and a dog cut off by a high spring tide
Nine lives on the line in a flooding spring tide
Eight people and a dog are stranded on rocks, engulfed by the flooding spring tide. But the rocks are no longer visible, and a 5-year-old child is neck-deep in water in her father’s arms. With the tide still rising, can West Kirby lifeboat crew reach them in time?
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A cover shot for season 2 episode 1 of the RNLI's Lifesavers podcast
Lifesavers podcast: 'I'm going to drown'
In our first episode of Lifesavers, hear the real 999 call that the Coastguard received from a 17-year-old paddleboarder in peril. Plus, find out how the rescue unfolded – as told by the two lifesavers who came to his rescue just in time. 
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