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

12.59pm 21 September 2020
4.52pm 17 September 2020
3.57pm 16 September 2020
4.28pm 14 September 2020
11.18am 14 September 2020
10.46am 10 September 2020
11.27am 7 September 2020
7.27am 7 September 2020
6.02am 2 September 2020
3.33pm 1 September 2020
4.43am 1 September 2020
3.59pm 31 August 2020
12.50pm 20 August 2020
5.52pm 19 August 2020
10.06am 19 August 2020
7.48am 19 August 2020
12.01pm 16 August 2020
6.13am 15 August 2020
1.16pm 14 August 2020
6.27am 12 August 2020

Today's weather

19°C Cloudy
Min: 12°C Max: 19°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

Dover Lifeboat Station
Cross Wall Quay
Union Street
Dover
Kent
CT17 9BN

Station phone number

01304 204280

Accessibility

Visiting times

By appointment only

Visitor contact

Andy Milton 

Visitor contact phone number

07922012041

Shop hours

April-September

Saturday and Sunday
10am-4pm

October-December

Saturday and Sunday
10am-3pm

Shop phone number

01304 219046

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