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

4.07pm 29 May 2023
4.06pm 29 May 2023
1.58pm 27 May 2023
4.54pm 30 April 2023
7.24pm 25 April 2023
6.46pm 22 March 2023
1.06pm 25 February 2023
2.50pm 23 February 2023
11.16am 14 February 2023
7.20pm 7 February 2023
11.21pm 28 January 2023
3.12pm 23 January 2023
5.26pm 6 January 2023
3.53am 4 January 2023
11.43am 1 January 2023
1.58pm 17 November 2022
1.56pm 17 November 2022
9.14am 6 November 2022
10.11am 30 October 2022
11.56pm 25 October 2022

Today's weather

13°C Sunshine
Min: 10°C Max: 13°C
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Visitor information and facilities

Station address

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

Station phone number

01915 673536


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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