Tynemouth Lifeboat Station

Operating from the historic North Shields Fish Quay, Tynemouth operates a D class inshore lifeboat and a Severn class all-weather lifeboat. The station’s crews have been awarded 22 medals for gallantry.
RNLI pager on a chart with a pair of dividers

Latest lifeboat launch

Recent launches from Tynemouth Lifeboat Station

7.38pm 18 October 2020
7.17am 11 October 2020
10.36am 8 October 2020
1.13pm 1 October 2020
4.59pm 22 September 2020
4.13pm 22 September 2020
4.36pm 19 September 2020
2.11pm 19 September 2020
11.36am 19 September 2020
8.50am 14 September 2020
8.50am 14 September 2020
8.50am 14 September 2020
10.29am 11 September 2020
5.17am 9 September 2020
7.02pm 6 September 2020
4.29pm 3 September 2020
7.32pm 2 September 2020
8.26pm 1 September 2020
1.58am 22 August 2020
1.58am 22 August 2020

Today's weather

11°C Rain
Min: 2°C Max: 11°C
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While our lifeboat stations remain operational and are continuing to launch to those at peril at sea, they are not currently open to visitors. 

Visitor information and facilities

Station address

Tynemouth Lifeboat Station
Fish Quay
North Shields
Tyne and Wear
NE30 1JA

Station phone number

0191 257 0913


Parking, disabled parking

Visiting times


Visits outside of these times are welcome by appointment.

Visitor contact

David Thompson

Visitor contact phone number

0191 257 0913

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