RNLI Sunderland Lifeboat Station

Sunderland Lifeboat Station

Sunderland is the oldest lifeboat station, celebrating over 200 years as a station. The first experimental motor lifeboat in the RNLI’s fleet operated from here and today the station has two inshore lifeboats – an Atlantic 85 and a D class.
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Latest lifeboat launch

Recent launches from Sunderland Lifeboat Station

10.57pm 12 September 2022
5.45pm 25 August 2022
3.04pm 18 August 2022
5.49am 13 August 2022
5.48am 13 August 2022
5.47am 13 August 2022
4.42pm 2 August 2022
8.33pm 1 August 2022
5.41am 26 July 2022
5.35am 26 July 2022
5.32am 26 July 2022
9.13pm 17 July 2022
7.14pm 17 July 2022
7.12pm 17 July 2022
8.25pm 13 July 2022
8.41pm 4 July 2022
8.39pm 4 July 2022
11.20pm 24 June 2022
1.08am 11 June 2022
7.37pm 9 June 2022

Today's weather

16°C Cloudy
Min: 9°C Max: 16°C
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Visitor information and facilities

Station address

Sunderland Lifeboat Station
Marine Activity Centre
North Dock
Sunderland
Tyne & Wear
SR6 0PW 

Station phone number

01915 673536

Accessibility

Parking, disabled parking, disabled access 

Visiting times

9am–12pm Sunday or 7pm–9pm Tuesday
Groups by appointment only
Don't miss: crew training 7pm Tuesday and 9am Sunday

Visitor contact

Jayne Ingham

Visitor contact phone number

07801 099303

Shop hours

February-Mid December
Monday 10am-1pm
Tuesday-Friday 10am-4pm

Shop phone number

01915 674395

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Launching the D Class lifeboat at Sunderland
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