Dungeness Lifeboat Station

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Dungeness Lifeboat Station
4.5
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Dungeness Lifeboat Station in Kent guards the Channel from Folkestone to Rye Bay and was the first to receive the RNLI Shannon class lifeboat. The Morrell was named on 31 May 2014 by HRH The Princess Royal. The station has a rich history, in 1940, the Dungeness lifeboat was one of 19 that took part in the evacuation of Allied troops from Dunkirk in northern France. Through the 1950s the station was famous for its Lady Launchers - local women who helped haul the lifeboat down to the sea, and recover her. Free of Charge Group visits can be arranged for Adult Groups explaining the history of the Station and tour. During shop opening hours, staff permitting, the Lifeboat can be viewed inside the Station. We look forward to seeing you.
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4.5
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Mdt
Kent, UK121 contributions
Sunday visit
Nov 2019 • Solo
Thought I would pop my head in here for a look drive past it enough, well very interesting and a lovely sea side atmosphere , very well looked after and a must visit, but make sure u leave a small donation 👍
Written November 6, 2019
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shawnwhite13
Dormansland, UK82 contributions
Lifeboat
Oct 2019 • Family
My son wanted to see this lifeboat whilst visiting Dungeness, it was a great site to see in the shed, the boat just fits.
Keep up the good work.
Written October 31, 2019
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Paul the gardener
Margate, UK126 contributions
Great for a stop off, very interesting.
Aug 2019 • Couples
Saw the lifeboat station was open, and was so glad we called in. Saw the new up to date boat. On site staff were so friendly and helpful, told us all about the boat and station, and about the crew members have been awarded medals for bravery, past and present. Love the history these guys tell. Lovely little on site shop. Brought a nice logo shirt to help there much needed funds. Can't thank these guys enough for what they do. Do go in if your near by.
Written August 7, 2019
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ebonyeyesjr
Nottingham7 contributions
a great visit
Apr 2019 • Couples
A great visit with very informative attentive attendant both in the shop and on the lifeboat. the station was open on easter sunday, with 2 attendants, and the shop was also available, another magnet to my lifeboat stations collection.
Written April 25, 2019
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Charles H
Hartfield, UK233 contributions
A must see
Nov 2018 • Friends
Wow what a place to see the up to date lifeboat the staff where first class and talked to us all about the boat and what they do
Would love to see the boat being launch
A nice shop to buy something
Thank you all for doing a great job
Written November 4, 2018
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esjaytee17
Sevenoaks, UK29 contributions
Amazing as always
Sep 2018 • Couples
I’ve been visiting the Lifeboat Station since I was young and always make time to pop in and have a look at the incredible boat every time I visit Dungeness. The volunteers/staff who look after the whole operation are all wonderful and always ready to stop and chat about the fab lifeboat and the work the crew do. I have had many a fascinating conversation and always leave with a smile because of it!
There is a small but well stocked shop (I always manage to find something I need to buy!!) and the boat and exhibition that goes with it are very informative and interesting. I’d give this place a higher score if I could!
Keep up the amazing work saving lives and making people aware of the cause. It will be a charity that I will always talk about specifically because of the Dungeness Lifeboat Station.
Written September 10, 2018
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Stumpy12345
Reading3,296 contributions
Great visit and interesting stationfull of information
Sep 2018 • Solo
I visited here specially after hearing good things. It is very easy to find (inside the nature reserve I think)and there is parking outside.

There is a small, but well stocked shop, some great views.

The highlight was seeing the Shannon lifeboat and its tractor - it was the first Shannon to go into active service.

The station is packed full of history and information.
Written September 8, 2018
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CUB535
Chester, UK489 contributions
Great open day
Aug 2018 • Family
We were visiting Dungeness and went to the Life boat station and they had a great open day, stalls, refreshments. Everyone was so interesting. It was well worth the trip. We learnt so. I have about the work of the RNLI
Written August 12, 2018
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Andrew M
Leicestershire, UK425 contributions
Great historic information
Aug 2018 • Solo
Some fantastic photos of former crews dating over a hundred years. Things were tough in the old days when the boats had to be launched manually- dragged across the beach.
Great pride in the work of crews past and present
Written August 3, 2018
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Jax H
London, UK123 contributions
Canterbury brass band
Jun 2018 • Couples
June visit of city of Canterbury brass band, beautiful evening. Looking forward to September for the next concert.
Written July 1, 2018
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