RNLI Whitby Lifeboat Station with the station’s Trent class all-weather lifeboat, George and Mary Webb 14-14, moored outside

Whitby Lifeboat Station

Lifeboat crews at Whitby have been saving lives for over 200 years and have received RNLI medals for gallantry 36 times. Today, the station operates one inshore and one all-weather lifeboat.
RNLI pager on a chart with a pair of dividers

Latest lifeboat launch

Recent launches from Whitby Lifeboat Station

10.59am 24 September 2020
8.56am 26 August 2020
6.08pm 18 July 2020
4.11pm 5 July 2020
6.14pm 24 June 2020
2.16pm 25 May 2020
7.21pm 24 May 2020
7.25pm 25 February 2020
3.25pm 11 January 2020
2.28pm 24 December 2019
2.41pm 3 December 2019
11.35pm 24 October 2019
11.32pm 24 October 2019
2.18pm 17 October 2019
6.51am 15 September 2019
9.20pm 5 September 2019
3.35pm 24 August 2019
2.32pm 23 August 2019
6.07pm 15 August 2019
2.40pm 13 August 2019

Today's weather

13°C Rain
Min: 9°C Max: 13°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

Whitby Lifeboat Station
The Fish Pier
Church Street
Whitby
North Yorkshire
YO22 4AE

Station phone number

01947 602216

Accessibility

Parking, Disabled Parking, Disabled Access

Visiting times

Monday-Friday
8am-4pm

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Whitby Lifeboat Museum

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Museum address
Whitby Lifeboat Museum
Pier Road
Whitby
YO21 3PU 

Telephone
01947 602001

Twitter
@MuseumRnli

Opening times

Now open with social distancing measures in place.

March-October
Monday-Sunday
10am-5pm

November–December
Monday–Sunday
11am–4pm
Opening times subject to weather

January–March
Weekends only
11am–4pm
Opening times subject to weather

Admission

Free

Group and school visits are welcome – but please book first

News and media from Whitby Lifeboat Station

Multiple rescues for RNLI lifeguards in North Yorkshire
Article Lifeguards
Multiple rescues for RNLI lifeguards in North Yorkshire
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Sewing 'Super-Mave' raises £22,000 for Whitby RNLI.
Mavis Paling, 72 from Whitby sewing face masks to raise funds for Whitby RNLI.
Article Fundraising
Sewing 'Super-Mave' raises £22,000 for Whitby RNLI.
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Whitby RNLI attend mayday distress call to sinking fishing vessel.
The scalloper begins to sink in the early hours of Sunday morning (31 May 2020)
Article Rescue
Whitby RNLI attend mayday distress call to sinking fishing vessel.
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Sea swimmer completes channel swim in her back garden for Whitby RNLI.
Kristina celebrates with a glass of bubbly at the end of her swim
Article Fundraising
Sea swimmer completes channel swim in her back garden for Whitby RNLI.
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