Boat House Open 2 - 4pm Daily - Free to enter
A visit to our impressive lifeboat station is highly recommended. For individual visits, simply walk down to the boathouse when it is open. A volunteer member of the Guild will be on hand to explain and answer any questions.
For school or group visits, please contact our visitors officer.
A visit to Bembridge Lifeboat Station is guaranteed to impress. From our impressive Tamar Class all-weather and D Class inshore boats to the stunning architecture of our offshore boathouse and the views from its windows, our station has much to engage young minds. We welcome group visits at any time that's convenient for you, including daytime, evenings and weekends. We can tailor your visit to suit your recreational interests or specific preferences.
Our highly experienced volunteer guides can tailor presentations to your specific requirements, covering topics such as Key Stage 1 and 2 science (floats, sinks, materials, etc.), history (background to the RNLI or our local station), personal, social, citizenship, health education and economics (PSCHEE), and Key Stage 1 and 2 numeracy and literacy.
We encourage you to book group visits throughout the year so that we can tailor your visit to suit your needs. Booking during the summer term is essential to avoid double bookings. Tours usually last between 45 and 60 minutes, depending on the purpose of your visit. Disabled access is provided to the public viewing areas of the station. There are also public toilets next to our offshore walkway and our RNLI shop can be opened on request. The shop sells a variety of souvenirs at reasonable prices. There is no charge to enter the station and the tour is free. However, donations to the RNLI are welcome.
We look forward to your visit to Bembridge Lifeboat Station. We are delighted to have welcomed over 3,000 children on school or group visits in 2022.
If you are interested in a virtual tour of Bembridge RNLI, please contact us using the button below to discuss arrangements.
To see a video of what we can normally offer teachers, please click on the following link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lFlOvgSnmso
Deborah Meadows (Lifeboat Visits & Education Officer, Bembridge RNLI)
Do come and watch our training launches. Check our 'What's on" page for up-to-date information.
Our shops are run by volunteers and all profits go towards saving lives at sea. Our shop relies on the dedication of our fantastic volunteers.
The Guild carries out various fundraising activities, looks after the station shop, provides "visitor" cover for the Offshore Boathouse and guides for the numerous school and youth group visits each year.
Check out our team and think if you'd like to be a part of it. Full training is given. Lots of positions available. You don't need to go to the sea if you don't want to.
Share your experience with the crew.
Join an amazing team.
Knowing the local area is key to being safe.
In Bembridge, we have what's known as the Bembridge ledge.
Always ensure your equipment is in good order. For more information, please contact our Water Safety Officer.
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