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Falmouth lifeboat station

Falmouth Lifeboat Station

The current boathouse was opened in 1994 and houses the B class Atlantic 85 inshore lifeboat Robina Nixon Chard. The station is the busiest in Cornwall and also operates a Severn class all-weather lifeboat Richard Cox Scott.
RNLI pager on a chart with a pair of dividers

Latest lifeboat launch

Recent lifeboat launches from Falmouth Lifeboat Station

5.24pm 17 July 2024
5.15pm 17 July 2024
5.34am 16 July 2024
8.29pm 11 July 2024
8.29pm 11 July 2024
11.54am 10 July 2024
8.25pm 8 July 2024
7.33pm 8 July 2024
6.03pm 3 July 2024
2.42pm 30 June 2024
3.44pm 29 June 2024
3.44pm 29 June 2024
2.22am 29 June 2024
2.17am 29 June 2024
4.25pm 23 June 2024
10.31pm 19 June 2024
3.12pm 14 June 2024
3.12pm 14 June 2024
12.31pm 14 June 2024
8.34pm 12 June 2024

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Visitor information and facilities

Station address

Falmouth Lifeboat Station
TR11 3XZ

Station phone number

01326 318375

Email address for enquiries

[email protected]

Station visits 

Falmouth Lifeboat Station is one of a number of stations designated as an 'Explore Station'. This means that the station is open to visitors at intervals during the year, subject to operational requirements which may require tours to be altered at the last minute.

The station is located in Tinners Walk, near to the docks entrance, 5-10 minutes walk from the Maritime Museum.

A team of volunteers provide free guided tours of the station's B class Atlantic 85 inshore lifeboat and Severn class all-weather lifeboat. Groups and individuals 1 - 32 can request pre-booked visits by emailing [email protected] ideally up to 7 days out so volunteer guides can be contacted.

2024 school holiday visiting times will be Tuesday to Friday from 11am to 3pm (last entry 3pm) from 16 July - 30 August. No pre booking is required.

If you have mobility issues we will do our best to show you as much as you think you can manage, as there are steps and sloping gangways to parts of the station.

Look forward to seeing you.

Falmouth RNLI Shop

Falmouth’s new RNLI shop is now open and is co-located in the Falmouth Harbour office on Arwenack Street in the town.

Falmouth Lifeboat Guild Shop
44 Arwenack Street
TR11 3JQ

Shop telephone

01326 213537

Shop opening hours

Monday to Friday

10am - 4pm

Our shops are run by volunteers, and all profits help save lives at sea. We rely on volunteers to keep our shops open and therefore opening times may be subject to change. If you're planning a special trip, please phone ahead. Please note that if you do call the shop, you will be directed through the Falmouth Harbour phone system.

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News and media from Falmouth Lifeboat Station

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Falmouth RNLI third call out in four days
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Article Heritage
Royal Cornwall Show reveals RNLI as one of its official charities
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Falmouth Lifeboat crew members at the memorial service: (left to right) Mechanic Andy Edwards, Deputy Second Coxswain Adam West, Coxswain Jonathon Blakeston, Deputy Second Coxswain Dave Nicoll, Jack Williams and Coxswain Samuel Hingston’s great grandson and former lifeboat crew member, Adrian Hingston
Article Heritage
Falmouth RNLI volunteers attend shipwreck’s 110th anniversary memorial service
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