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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 launches from Penlee Lifeboat Station

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
5.21am 17 March 2024
2.31pm 28 February 2024
2.27pm 23 February 2024
9.02am 10 February 2024
2.51pm 5 February 2024
2.51pm 5 February 2024
11.57am 27 January 2024
2.18pm 20 January 2024
2.23pm 19 January 2024
10.00am 13 January 2024
4.23pm 10 January 2024
4.02pm 10 January 2024
3.46pm 29 December 2023
3.44pm 29 December 2023

Today's weather

10°C Overcast
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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 coxswain signing the scroll
Article People
RNLI200 Scroll at Penlee
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Article Lifeboats
Penlee and The Lizard RNLI lifeboat crews launched into storm conditions
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Picture shows a Blue Peter Badge for painting
Article Fundraising
RNLI200 marked with limited edition prints
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Shows a lifeboat in poor weather
Article Sea safety
RNLI Penlee tasked while training
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