Shoreham Harbour Lifeboat Station, Shoreham-by-Sea

You can see Shoreham's RNLI lifeboat station and its state of the art Tamar all weather lifeboat. The boathouse on Kingston Beach consists of a larger boat hall, crew training room, proper drying facilities for wet crew kit, changing facilities and a viewing platform for the public.

The old lifeboat station was demolished in January 2009 and work started immediately to build a new modern lifeboat station to house the RNLl's new Tamar-class lifeboat and its inshore lifeboat along with two new slipways.

The new boathouse opened in October 2010 following a three-year community appeal to raise £1million towards the new build. The station's new £2.7million Tamar lifeboat, named the Enid Collett, after the late donor whose generous legacy funded the boat, arrived in Shoreham on December 10. She had her first operational shout two days later.

The RNLI is the charity that saves lives at sea. All the lifeboat crew and shore helpers, apart from the full-time mechanic, at Shoreham are voluntary and are on call 24-hours a day, 365 days a year. It receives no government funding and relies on voluntary donations, legacies and fund-raising.

With more and more people enjoying the beach and sea we've never been busier. Now we have the first Tamar-class lifeboat at a lifeboat station in the RNLI’s south east region to provide that essential service of saving lives at sea.
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  • Technically this is not really a museum - it’s an operational RNLI station that offers free guided tours. The station houses a level 2 RHIB lifeboat and a full size level 1 Tamar Class lifeboat. The T...  more »
  • I recently had a tour round here as I had a large donation to give them following a close relatives death. It was fantastic to see the lifeboat up close and to hear the history and work that is done t...  more »
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  • Lovely museum near Shoreham by sea beach. Family friendly with tours around the boat and crew rooms. Free parking and once a month on Sunday at 0900 you get to see the boat go into the sea. Lifts available to too floors where you get to see the boat easily. Highly recommended this museum for kids to learn about the great work the RNLI does. History on display goes back to late 1800.
  • Always interesting places to visit, but this is one of the best. Fantastic old pictures and equipment and a very knowledgeable and helpful guide. Well worth a visit for an hour.
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