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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 lifeboat launches from Sunderland Lifeboat Station

7.33pm 6 May 2024
3.29pm 20 April 2024
3.27pm 20 April 2024
11.37pm 15 April 2024
4.57pm 6 April 2024
2.18am 2 April 2024
4.54pm 31 March 2024
4.27pm 31 March 2024
6.58am 29 March 2024
12.01pm 11 March 2024
8.52am 8 March 2024
4.04am 28 February 2024
6.40pm 18 February 2024
8.15pm 16 February 2024
8.13pm 16 February 2024
11.23pm 5 February 2024
1.27pm 2 February 2024
10.48pm 23 January 2024
10.46pm 23 January 2024
5.58pm 16 January 2024

Today's weather

12°C Rain
Min: 10°C Max: 12°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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