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

Dungeness lifeboat station

Dungeness Lifeboat Station

Dungeness Lifeboat Station was the first to receive the RNLI Shannon class lifeboat. The Morrell was named on 31 May 2014 by HRH The Princess Royal. The station has a rich history. In 1940, the Dungeness lifeboat was one of 19 that took part in the evacuation of Allied troops from Dunkirk in northern France. And through the 1950s the station was famous for its Lady Launchers - local women who helped haul the lifeboat down to the sea, and recover her.
RNLI pager on a chart with a pair of dividers

Latest lifeboat launch

Recent launches from Dungeness Lifeboat Station

1.59pm 18 October 2021
8.03am 16 October 2021
8.45am 22 September 2021
12.13pm 18 September 2021
7.40am 18 September 2021
12.07pm 17 September 2021
4.47am 15 September 2021
10.42am 13 September 2021
12.43pm 10 September 2021
12.26pm 8 September 2021
9.58am 8 September 2021
1.01am 8 September 2021
12.02pm 7 September 2021
9.54am 6 September 2021
3.28pm 5 September 2021
6.36pm 28 August 2021
8.38am 21 August 2021
9.26am 12 August 2021
9.08am 4 August 2021
12.42pm 27 July 2021

Today's weather

14°C Rain
Min: 8°C Max: 14°C
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Visitor information and facilities

Station address

Dungeness lifeboat station
Romney Marsh
TN29 9ND

Station phone number

01797 320317


Parking, disabled parking, disabled access

Visiting times

9.30am–1pm Monday–Friday

Visitor contact

Roger Gillett

Visitor contact phone number

07860 288 806

Shop hours

Saturday and Sunday (subject to volunteer availability) 12noon–4pm, from March-December.
From 6 March–12 December, Wednesday and Thursday 12 noon–4pm (subject to volunteer availability)

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