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

12.16am 18 September 2021
12.16am 18 September 2021
1.24pm 16 September 2021
2.01pm 13 September 2021
4.57pm 9 September 2021
4.57pm 9 September 2021
12.59pm 7 September 2021
8.12am 28 August 2021
12.40pm 25 August 2021
2.55pm 16 August 2021
3.26pm 11 August 2021
6.17pm 4 August 2021
12.15pm 4 August 2021
5.57pm 1 August 2021
4.35pm 29 July 2021
12.59pm 27 July 2021
11.20pm 24 July 2021
4.34pm 5 July 2021
4.34pm 5 July 2021
1.17pm 29 June 2021

Today's weather

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Min: 8°C Max: 12°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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