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

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.

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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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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. Can they rescue the casualties before the sea takes them?
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Screenshot of 2020 rescue compilation video
2020: Watch a year of lifesaving
It’s been a difficult and challenging year for everyone – including our lifesavers, who were still on call 24/7. Take a look at this whopping rescue compilation, featuring footage from 40 rescues during the past year.
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