Penlee Lifeboat Heritage Team

With over 200 years of providing a lifeboat service in Mounts Bay, we have an incredible wealth of history and heritage. At Penlee we are passionate about ensuring that this valuable resource is not forgotten and preserved for future generations to enjoy. 

We also support local events by putting on heritage displays and we have our own open days at Penlee. These events are very time consuming for our busy team, they can take several days to plan, arrange and setup. They need to be 'manned' whilst the event is taking place and at the end everything needs to be very carefully packed away and transported back into storage. We have a couple of active projects at present, they are:

Penlee old boathouse and slipway restoration:

We are currently in the process of restoring the old Boathouse and lifeboat slip at Penlee point. There are some works going on to remove additions that were included in 1983 to allow the station to hold reserve 'Tyne class' boats. These works will restore the boathouse and slipway to a similar set-up to when the Solomon Browne was housed there in 1981.

Our new history book:

We are also writing a new station history book. This is not going to be in a format that has been produced before but rather compiled from the real experiences of those involved with the RNLI and Penlee over the many years.

If you have any old images or stories and would like to share them  with us, please follow this link:

Penlee Lifeboat history book enquiry link