Making Memories

Falmouth Lifeboat Station

Learn all about the charity that saves lives at sea and take a tour of the boats that have been a part of saving lives for nearly 200 years. 

The lifeboat house and shop were built in 1994 and is unusual in the fact that it is also shared with the Coastguard, yet the two parts are completely separate.

The building contains a changing room, shower, stores, workshop, toilets and souvenir shop. Upstairs consists of a large crew room, where meetings and lectures can take place, and a small kitchen area. There is an office area with telephone, fax, computer and radio communication equipment to enable people in the boathouse to be in touch with the crew when at sea.

As a designated ‘Explore Station’ the Falmouth Lifeboat Station is usually open to the public from April to October. Their Severn Class All-Weather lifeboat, and Atlantic 75 inshore Lifeboat, are available for free tours by their volunteers, all of whom have a connection with the RNLI. 

The RNLI Souvenir Shop stocks a range of gifts, clothing and the ever-popular RNLI Christmas cards and calendars. Both the shop and lifeboat station are situated in Tinner’s Walk, near the entrance to Falmouth Docks.

In addition to spontaneous visits, group visits can be arranged for schools, youth organisations, clubs and workgroups in advance throughout the year.