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

Dunbar lifeboat station

Dunbar Lifeboat Station

Established in 1808, Dunbar Lifeboat Station is located on the south side of the mouth of the Firth Of Forth, approximately 30 miles east of Edinburgh. The crews have been honoured with 12 awards for gallantry.
RNLI pager on a chart with a pair of dividers

Latest lifeboat launch

Recent launches from Dunbar Lifeboat Station

3.47pm 18 July 2021
4.42pm 14 July 2021
4.36pm 14 July 2021
4.48pm 27 June 2021
10.05pm 12 June 2021
3.50pm 23 May 2021
4.14pm 15 May 2021
4.09pm 15 May 2021
4.09pm 15 May 2021
6.31pm 14 May 2021
4.37pm 2 May 2021
4.37pm 2 May 2021
8.26pm 22 April 2021
11.58am 12 December 2020
1.37am 12 November 2020
5.22pm 9 November 2020
2.57pm 1 November 2020
11.50am 22 October 2020
11.50am 22 October 2020
5.36pm 17 October 2020

Today's weather

16°C Cloudy
Min: 12°C Max: 16°C
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Visitor information and facilities

Station address

Dunbar Lifeboat Station
Victoria Harbour
Victoria Place
EH42 1HS

Station phone number

01368 863966


Parking, disabled parking, disabled access

Visiting times

By appointment only

Visitor contact

To arrange a visit, please contact us via our Facebook page or our website.

Shop hours

Our Shop is now re-open in a safe and Covid-secure manner including hand sanitizer for all of our customers.

Opening times may vary so please call ahead to ensure the shop will be open.

Shop phone number

01368 862641

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News and media from Dunbar Lifeboat Station

Tamar 16-13, Severn 17-21, Trent 14-31 moored at Newhaven Lifeboat
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Newhaven Lifeboat host Trent Tamar and Severn fleet line up
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Dunbar lifeboat crew in 1966: L-R: Charlie Smith, ‘Fuzz’ Davies, ‘Teedie' Lees, Jonathan ‘Jonah’ Alston. Alexander ‘Zander’ Wilson, Coxswain Robert Brunton and mechanic Bill Windram
Article People
50 Years On, Survivor Tells Dunbar Lifeboat Crew: I Owe You Everything
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Photo shows D-class lifeboat exiting Dunbar harbour.
Article Animals
Dunbar RNLI Volunteers Rescue Stranded Dog
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Photo shows helicopter taking off from Cove Harbour with casualty and winch man on winch.
Article Lifeboats
Dunbar RNLI Crews Assist Casualty Airlifted After Harbour Fall
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Will you answer our Mayday call?

RNLI lifesavers are used to answering emergency calls, but today they’re putting out a call of their own. Your kind donation could help them carry on saving lives during their busiest time. Will you answer that call?