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

9.32pm 17 June 2017
6.46pm 13 June 2017
3.39pm 12 June 2017
1.31am 11 June 2017
7.43pm 31 May 2017
8.28pm 28 May 2017
10.02pm 25 May 2017
11.18am 18 May 2017
11.15am 18 May 2017
11.40pm 17 May 2017
12.32pm 15 May 2017
10.05pm 14 May 2017
3.13am 9 May 2017
3.21pm 22 April 2017
2.22pm 20 April 2017
5.53pm 13 April 2017
4.10pm 2 April 2017
4.02pm 2 April 2017
3.51pm 3 March 2017
7.59pm 12 February 2017

Today's weather

14°C Rain
Min: 12°C
Max: 14°C
Get a 5-day forecast

Next tide

Tue 27 Jun
High: 6:26am 5.4m
Low: 12:52pm 0.6m
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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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