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Penlee Lifeboat Station

Penlee Lifeboat Station

Penlee has a remarkable history of bravery with the lifeboat crews being presented with 44 awards for gallantry during its 200 year history. The station has also witnessed tragedy with nine lifeboat crew losing their lives saving others at sea.
RNLI pager on a chart with a pair of dividers

Latest lifeboat launch

Recent lifeboat launches from Penlee Lifeboat Station

7.51pm 19 July 2024
7.51pm 19 July 2024
3.13pm 15 July 2024
6.58am 11 July 2024
6.31am 11 July 2024
5.27pm 30 June 2024
6.34pm 22 June 2024
6.31pm 21 June 2024
12.59pm 18 June 2024
12.58pm 18 June 2024
11.18am 14 June 2024
4.18pm 9 June 2024
9.35am 7 June 2024
7.50pm 2 June 2024
6.11pm 27 May 2024
12.06pm 27 May 2024
12.22am 23 May 2024
3.41pm 19 May 2024
5.34pm 18 May 2024
3.32pm 8 May 2024

Today's weather

18°C Rain
Min: 17°C Max: 18°C
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Visitor information and facilities

Station address

Penlee Lifeboat Station
TR18 5HW

Station phone number

01736 369246


Parking, disabled parking


Pay and display parking with disabled parking

Visitor centre

Penlee’s visitor centre tells the story of 200 years of life saving in Mounts Bay, Penzance, Mousehole and Newlyn. It tells the story of Penlee’s lifeboats including the tragic loss of the Solomon Browne and all her crew. The visitor centre is open daily and is on the ground floor of the lifeboat station.

Visiting times

Penlee’s new visitor centre is open all year 10am to 4pm, seven days per week. Group visits can be arranged by appointment.

Visitor contact

Patrick Harvey

Visitor contact phone number

01736 369246

Shop hours

Monday – Saturday (Penlee lifeboat shop is on Market Jew Street, Penzance and not at the station)

Shop phone number

01736 351695

News and media from Penlee Lifeboat Station

Picture shows a sinking boat off Lamorna
Article Rescue
RNLI Penlee tasked to sinking vessel
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Picture shows an inflateable lifeboat from Penlee
Article Sea safety
Penlee and Lizard joint rescue
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Shows a woman holding two ash trays
Article People
RNLI Penlee HMS Warspite memories
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Picture shows Penlee Lifeboat underway
Article Sea safety
RNLI Penlee and yacht saves two
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