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

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
2.40am 14 April 2018
2.36am 14 April 2018
11.29pm 6 April 2018
7.02pm 3 April 2018
12.53pm 9 March 2018
8.33pm 3 March 2018
8.28pm 3 March 2018
5.55pm 19 February 2018
8.48pm 17 February 2018
10.03am 17 February 2018
3.47pm 14 February 2018
2.34pm 12 February 2018
8.39am 22 January 2018

Today's weather

17°C Cloudy
Min: 10°C
Max: 17°C
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Next tide

Mon 21 May
Low: 3.08pm 0.4m
High: 9.27pm 1.4m
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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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