RNLI shops, museums and the College will open as Government guidance allows. Lifeboat stations remain operational but are not open to visitors.

Inshore lifeboat at Walmer Lifeboat Station

Walmer Lifeboat Station

Since a lifeboat station at Walmer was established in 1856, crews have received 28 awards for gallantry. Today, the station operates two inshore lifeboats – a B class Atlantic 85 and a smaller D class.
RNLI pager on a chart with a pair of dividers

Latest lifeboat launch

Recent launches from Walmer Lifeboat Station

11.20pm 24 July 2021
4.34pm 5 July 2021
4.34pm 5 July 2021
1.17pm 29 June 2021
10.18am 9 June 2021
4.00pm 2 June 2021
3.22pm 5 May 2021
1.02pm 16 April 2021
10.30am 14 March 2021
4.14pm 6 March 2021
4.14pm 6 March 2021
6.29pm 13 October 2020
10.38am 22 September 2020
10.32am 22 September 2020
11.56am 11 September 2020
4.49am 7 September 2020
4.49am 7 September 2020
1.26pm 6 September 2020
8.51am 2 September 2020
12.58pm 23 August 2020

Today's weather

18°C Rain
Min: 16°C Max: 18°C
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Visitor information and facilities

Station address

Walmer Lifeboat Station
The Strand
CT14 7DY

Station phone number

01304 374475


Parking on the road is free for one hour.

Visiting times

Thursday and Friday 2pm-4pm
Saturday and Sunday 10am-4pm

Visitor contact

Jenny Preston

Visitor contact email


Visitor contact phone number

01304 374475

Shop hours

Bank Holidays

Easter Saturday-Christmas
Thursday-Friday 2pm-4pm
Saturday-Sunday 10am-4pm

Shop phone number

01304 381737

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News and media from Walmer Lifeboat Station

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Crew returning to station with casualty on board.
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Will you answer our Mayday call?

RNLI lifesavers are used to answering emergency calls, but today they’re putting out a call of their own. Your kind donation could help them carry on saving lives during their busiest time. Will you answer that call?