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

8.39am 12 April 2021
2.36pm 30 March 2021
9.02am 25 March 2021
2.15pm 14 March 2021
11.27am 27 February 2021
10.15pm 5 February 2021
10.15pm 5 February 2021
3.58pm 13 January 2021
3.53pm 17 December 2020
1.17pm 2 December 2020
5.53pm 20 October 2020
1.05pm 4 October 2020
10.15pm 3 October 2020
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

Today's weather

6°C Cloudy
Min: 2°C Max: 6°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
North Yorkshire
YO22 4AE

Station phone number

01947 602216


Parking, Disabled Parking, Disabled Access

Visiting times


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Whitby Lifeboat Museum

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Museum address
Whitby Lifeboat Museum
Pier Road
YO21 3PU 

01947 602001


Opening times

Now open with social distancing measures in place.


Opening times subject to weather

Weekends only
Opening times subject to weather



Group and school visits are welcome – but please book first

News and media from Whitby Lifeboat Station

Article Lifeguards
Multiple rescues for RNLI lifeguards in North Yorkshire
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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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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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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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