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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

1.09am 16 March 2022
6.15pm 15 March 2022
1.12pm 24 October 2021
6.42pm 17 August 2021
6.41pm 5 August 2021
6.41pm 5 August 2021
6.35pm 5 August 2021
12.27pm 4 August 2021
1.15pm 1 August 2021
8.06pm 17 July 2021
7.47pm 6 July 2021
7.53pm 2 May 2021
4.39pm 1 May 2021
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

Today's weather

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Min: 10°C Max: 14°C
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Visitor information and facilities

Station address

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

Station phone number

01947 602216


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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

The Museum is currently closed due to renovations. We anticipate the museum will be open again in late spring 2022.



Group and school visits are welcome – but please book first

News and media from Whitby Lifeboat Station

Whitby RNLI Coxswain Howard Fields aboard the all weather lifeboat
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