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.
RNLI pager on a chart with a pair of dividers

Latest lifeboat launch

Recent launches from Sunderland Lifeboat Station

7.27pm 12 July 2020
5.04am 12 July 2020
5.04am 12 July 2020
9.53am 7 July 2020
5.43am 7 July 2020
12.49am 28 June 2020
4.56pm 24 June 2020
9.21pm 14 June 2020
9.11pm 14 June 2020
9.27pm 12 June 2020
6.37am 1 June 2020
6.37am 1 June 2020
1.48am 28 May 2020
9.24pm 21 May 2020
9.24pm 21 May 2020
3.23am 16 May 2020
3.23am 16 May 2020
1.23pm 13 May 2020
12.58pm 5 May 2020
5.39pm 3 May 2020

Today's weather

18°C Cloudy
Min: 11°C Max: 18°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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