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

4.20pm 16 January 2021
11.42am 9 January 2021
12.50pm 26 December 2020
6.39pm 7 December 2020
11.41am 1 December 2020
9.29pm 20 November 2020
2.15pm 19 November 2020
2.15pm 19 November 2020
4.21pm 17 November 2020
3.13pm 17 November 2020
3.13pm 17 November 2020
1.49pm 10 November 2020
4.58pm 8 November 2020
3.49pm 8 November 2020
10.11pm 7 November 2020
1.27pm 1 November 2020
7.38pm 18 October 2020
7.17am 11 October 2020
10.36am 8 October 2020
1.13pm 1 October 2020

Today's weather

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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

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Pier Fishermen Spark Major Rescue Response
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