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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

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
12.41pm 20 November 2023
3.56pm 10 November 2023
2.01am 17 October 2023
7.37pm 3 October 2023
3.31pm 28 September 2023
5.33am 27 September 2023
2.58am 27 September 2023

Today's weather

8°C Rain
Min: 7°C Max: 8°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

Article Fundraising
Sign up to a fitness challenge during 2024 and support the RNLI
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Portrait of a man
Article People
Lifeboatman runs marathon
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B class Atlantic 21 inshore lifeboat
Article Lifeboats
Coastguards launch Penlee lifeboat
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RNLI volunteer watches helicopter
Article Sea safety
RNLI Penlee train with the Royal Navy
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