RNLI shops, museums and the College will open as Government guidance allows. Lifeboat stations remain operational but are not open to visitors.

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

6.55am 30 July 2021
9.06pm 27 July 2021
4.37pm 27 July 2021
7.45am 27 July 2021
12.47am 24 July 2021
11.51pm 10 July 2021
12.21pm 10 July 2021
4.55am 10 July 2021
10.41pm 8 July 2021
10.05pm 4 July 2021
7.46am 3 July 2021
4.05am 3 July 2021
11.20pm 28 June 2021
10.30am 26 June 2021
4.01pm 25 June 2021
1.27am 16 June 2021
1.05am 16 June 2021
11.13pm 15 June 2021
12.25pm 13 June 2021
4.20am 24 May 2021

Today's weather

17°C Rain
Min: 13°C Max: 17°C
Get a 5-day forecast

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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News and media from Sunderland Lifeboat Station

Article Fundraising
Durham RNLI Fundraising Branch is looking for extra volunteers
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Launching the D Class lifeboat at Sunderland
Article Sea safety
Sunderland RNLI launch to walkers cut off by incoming tide
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Article Lifeboats
Sunderland RNLI in multi-agency rescue which saves three men from drowning
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CAMRA volunteers donate cheque to lifeboat crew at Sunderland
Article Fundraising
Beer Festival organisers make generous donation to Sunderland RNLI
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Will you answer our Mayday call?

RNLI lifesavers are used to answering emergency calls, but today they’re putting out a call of their own. Your kind donation could help them carry on saving lives during their busiest time. Will you answer that call?