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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

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
4.51pm 7 May 2024
10.58pm 4 May 2024
6.53pm 20 April 2024
8.23am 18 April 2024
10.11pm 8 April 2024
4.13pm 8 April 2024
2.34pm 31 March 2024
12.12pm 31 March 2024
11.05am 19 March 2024
11.03am 19 March 2024

Today's weather

14°C Rain
Min: 13°C Max: 14°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 Penlee Lifeboat underway
Article Sea safety
RNLI Penlee and yacht saves two
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A photo of a lifeboat under way
Article Sea safety
RNLI Penlee tasked to a sailing dinghy
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Article Sea safety
Great Western Railway partners with RNLI to celebrate 200 anniversary
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Article Lifeboats
Three RNLI lifeboats go to aid of historic sailing boat in ten-hour shout
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