Since 1824 we've pioneered developments in lifesaving at sea. And our lifesavers have shown unfailing courage and selflessness.
That service was to become the RNLI. And since our foundation in 1824, our brave lifeboat crews and lifeguards have saved over 143,900 lives.
Today we celebrate our long and proud lifesaving history through our archive and library, collections, exhibitions and museums, all of which keep our inspiring stories of courage alive.
With courage, nothing is impossibleSir William HillaryRNLI founder