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Falmouth Lifeboat

Tinners Walk, Falmouth TR11 3XZ, England
+44 1326 210844
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A unique opportunity

OK, I'll admit it - I am retired US Coast Guard and love lifeboats and what they do. So when we... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Michael P
Williamsburg, Virginia
actual visit to a lifeboat

went to visit the lifeboat station and were pleased to actually go on the boat.Normally you walk... read more

Reviewed 9 September 2017
jennifer l
Rhondda, United Kingdom
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Falmouth Lifeboat Station is one of a number of stations around the coast designated as an 'Explore Station'. This means that the station is open to visitors for most of the year, subject always to operational requirements. A team of volunteers provide free guided tours of the station's B class Atlantic 75 inshore lifeboat and Severn class all-weather lifeboat. There is no need to book, just go into the lifeboat shop attached to the station. Group visits can be booked in advance. The lifeboat shop is open at the following times from 3 Match until 20 December: Monday to Friday: 10am - 4pm Saturday: 10am - 1pm Sunday: 12pm - 4pm Please visit the station website for more information.
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  • Very good13%
  • Average1%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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“great tour” (8 reviews)
“rnli shop” (4 reviews)
“buy something” (4 reviews)
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Tinners Walk, Falmouth TR11 3XZ, England
+44 1326 210844
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

OK, I'll admit it - I am retired US Coast Guard and love lifeboats and what they do. So when we had the opportunity to visit the Falmouth Lifeboat and go on board we jumped at the chance. A volunteer gave us the tour and...More

Thank Michael P
Reviewed 9 September 2017

went to visit the lifeboat station and were pleased to actually go on the boat.Normally you walk around it and read of the history,falmouth has volunteers who take you on the lifeboat and explain everything to you,it was amazing,needless to say I don't want to...More

Thank jennifer l
Reviewed 29 July 2017 via mobile

We popped to the Lifeboat station having read reviews on TripAdvisor and we're not disappointed. It's only open for 2 hours on a Saturday, but an hour is all you need. We had a look around the all weather and inshore Lifeboats. The tour gave...More

Thank karenandjohn2015
Reviewed 3 July 2017

visited the shop and was asked if we would like a tour, we were shown all around the boathouse and over the lifeboat itself and found it very interesting and intuitive and would reccomend this tour.

Thank Mervyn J
Reviewed 19 June 2017

Good to see all the old lifeboats too last weekend with many of the past and present brave RNLI volunteers and staff who man them. Thank you to you all.

Thank Hotel A
Reviewed 29 May 2017 via mobile

Wow! By accident we parked next to the life boat station today; what a find! We had a tour of a working lifeboat. It was brilliant and very informative. We would recommend this to anyone visiting our 8 year old son found it epic. All...More

Thank Sally H
Reviewed 26 April 2017

We did a tour of the lifeboat station in 2016 but were unable to look onboard as they were carrying out maintenance, so we went back today to finish the tour and have a look on board their working lifeboat. Ian was very knowledgeable and...More

Thank daintyriches
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Falmouth harbour is lovely and worth a visit. Of course for an old retired sea dog a visit to the lRNLI boat house is a must.

Reviewed 14 February 2017

A super family trip, very educational and we need to keep our Lifeboats going! Knowledgeable guide and great for children.

Thank bellarama40
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Brilliant interesting tour which culminated with standing on the all weather lifeboat 17-29. The kids loved it and left with pencils and colouring pads and some fridge magnets! Great fun and interesting for The grown ups too

Thank malcolmxedmonds
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