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

6.35pm 18 July 2018
12.55am 9 July 2018
7.29pm 8 July 2018
5.42pm 5 July 2018
7.05pm 4 July 2018
3.52am 4 July 2018
8.57am 26 June 2018
8.55am 26 June 2018
3.11pm 21 June 2018
11.49pm 12 June 2018
8.36am 31 May 2018
10.39pm 30 May 2018
7.32pm 28 May 2018
3.36pm 13 May 2018
9.08pm 6 May 2018
7.19am 6 May 2018
8.27am 29 April 2018
12.03am 26 April 2018
7.33pm 25 April 2018
2.46pm 20 April 2018

Today's weather

23°C Rain
Min: 18°C
Max: 23°C
Get a 5-day forecast

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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Sunderland RNLI inshore lifeboat being recovered at the end of the rescue
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Sunderland D Class inshore lifeboat being recovered from the water following a routine training exercise.
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Sunderland D Class lifeboat recovering following a training exercise
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