Barrow Lifeboat Station

There has been an RNLI presence in Barrow since 1864. The current station opened in 2001 and houses a Tamar class all weather lifeboat and a D class Inshore lifeboat.
RNLI pager on a chart with a pair of dividers

Latest lifeboat launch

Recent launches from Barrow Lifeboat Station

3.39am 17 November 2020
7.08pm 17 October 2020
5.15pm 5 October 2020
11.07pm 28 September 2020
11.07pm 28 September 2020
4.58pm 27 September 2020
5.25pm 23 September 2020
4.51pm 20 September 2020
5.00pm 31 August 2020
4.20am 29 August 2020
1.48pm 23 August 2020
1.46pm 15 August 2020
6.23pm 13 August 2020
6.23pm 13 August 2020
6.17pm 13 August 2020
5.11pm 2 August 2020
3.15pm 22 July 2020
4.24pm 17 July 2020
2.21pm 17 July 2020
3.10pm 10 July 2020

Today's weather

12°C Rain
Min: 10°C Max: 12°C
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While our lifeboat stations remain operational and are continuing to launch to those at peril at sea, they are not currently open to visitors. 

Visitor information and facilities

Station address

Barrow Lifeboat Station
Piel Street
Roa Island
LA13 0QQ

Station phone number

01229 820941


Free council car park available on Roa Island and, with consideration to local residents, there is limited street parking.

Visiting times

Access to the station’s viewing gallery depends on when the station is manned. Please contact the station on 01229 820941 before travelling or pre-book your visit.

Visitor contact

Mike Cumming. For pre-booked station tours and group visits

Visitor contact phone number

07854 712489

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News and media from Barrow Lifeboat Station

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Barrow Lifeboat tasked to assist fishing vessel
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Barrow Lifeboats Called to Reports of a Person in the Water
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Article Sea safety
Barrow Lifeboat Called to Assist Yacht North-West of Walney Island
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Bring the crew home safe this Christmas

Volunteer lifeboat crews are busier than ever. The risks they face are greater. The costs to keep them safe are rising. But income is falling. Can they and their families count on your kindness this Christmas?