RNLI shops, museums and the College will open as Government guidance allows. Lifeboat stations remain operational but are not open to visitors.

Dover Lifeboat station

Dover Lifeboat Station

For over 165 years Dover lifeboats have been saving lives and over 30 awards for gallantry have been presented to the crews. Today, the station operates the largest lifeboat in the fleet, a Severn class lifeboat.
RNLI pager on a chart with a pair of dividers

Latest lifeboat launch

Recent launches from Dover Lifeboat Station

12.31pm 24 September 2021
1.27am 24 September 2021
1.30pm 22 September 2021
1.25pm 22 September 2021
8.35am 22 September 2021
10.45am 21 September 2021
7.05am 21 September 2021
7.00am 21 September 2021
5.11am 18 September 2021
7.12am 15 September 2021
11.57am 10 September 2021
3.40pm 9 September 2021
1.41am 8 September 2021
4.25pm 7 September 2021
10.10am 7 September 2021
8.23am 7 September 2021
8.17am 7 September 2021
3.44pm 6 September 2021
8.58am 6 September 2021
8.53am 6 September 2021

Today's weather

15°C Rain
Min: 12°C Max: 15°C
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Visitor information and facilities

Station address

Dover Lifeboat Station
Cross Wall Quay
Union Street
CT17 9BN

Station phone number

01304 204280


Visiting times

By appointment only

Visitor contact

Andy Milton 

Visitor contact phone number


Shop hours


Saturday and Sunday


Saturday and Sunday

Shop phone number

01304 219046

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News and media from Dover Lifeboat Station

A photo of a lifeboat at sea
Article Rescue
A busy Bank Holiday for Ramsgate RNLI.
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The crew of the 'Canadian Pacific' that responded to the 'Masslust'.
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Survivor rescued by Selsey lifeboat in 1956 thanks RNLI for 65 Christmases
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43ft yacht in on a misty sea
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Dover RNLI tows yacht which had become catch of the day
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RNLI Dover Coxswain Jon Miell receives cheque from Jonathan Neame
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Bumper local support for Dover RNLI Lifeboat Station
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