RNLI Tynemouth Lifeboat Station

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

2.46am 17 April 2021
12.52am 8 April 2021
9.09pm 2 April 2021
8.49pm 2 April 2021
7.54am 29 March 2021
2.09am 26 March 2021
5.29pm 25 March 2021
1.50am 23 March 2021
11.08pm 18 March 2021
9.55am 15 March 2021
12.30pm 14 March 2021
9.47am 10 March 2021
8.12pm 8 March 2021
9.54pm 26 February 2021
5.16am 24 February 2021
12.05pm 26 January 2021
1.19pm 25 January 2021
1.19pm 25 January 2021
8.50pm 21 January 2021
4.20pm 16 January 2021

Today's weather

8°C Rain
Min: 6°C Max: 8°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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News and media from Tynemouth Lifeboat Station

Tynemouth RNLI volunteer crew members (L-R) MarkTaylor, Michael Brown and Mark Charlton with their commendations next to Tynemouth RNLI inshore lifeboat ‘Little Susie’.
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Tynemouth RNLI Volunteers Receive Commendation
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Queen’s Birthday Honour for Cullercoats safety officer
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SIX men fishing from the end of Tynemouth pier sparked a major emergency services response on Sunday afternoon. This pic: The fishermen clearly visible on the pier as the police launch and Tynemouth RNLI inshore lifeboat stand by
Article Sea safety
Pier Fishermen Spark Major Rescue Response
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Tynemouth RNLI D-class inshore lifeboat 'Little Susie'
Article Beach safety
Tynemouth RNLI urges recreational water users to stay at home to save lives
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