The previous Boathouse from the air,1997

The previous Boathouse from the air,1997

The boathouse is generally not always available to the public due to Health and Safety regulations, unless there is a banner across the open front doors, when it is possible just to go up to the viewing balcony. At other times, the public may enter on request when the mechanic is in attendance, usually on Monday-Friday,1000-1500, or on Sunday mornings, when the crew meet.

Link to boathouse tour by our navigator Colin Jones

The crew are more than willing to entertain reasonable groups to the boathouse for a conducted tour and presentation outside these hours.

Interested parties can arrange this preferably by e-mailing the station at or alternately by phoning the boathouse on 01745 344040.

Over 2,000 people, including over 55 school visits, were taken on a conducted tour of the boathouse in 2014.

The new boathouse from 16th December 2001.

The new boathouse from 16th December 2001.

The new boathouse was first used properly after the exercise of 16th December 2001. It is a new purpose-built structure, being able to house both the ILB and AWB together for the first time, with improved facilities including new toilets, a shower room, drying room, rooms for both the Coxswain and the Lifeboat Operations Manager (LOM), and a large crew room and separate committee room.

The address for all correspondence is Rhyl RNLI Lifeboat station, Lower East Parade, RHYL, Denbighshire. LL18 3YP

All these photographs have been put on the website with the permission of the school’s teachers and parents. Many thanks for your support, kids.

Please visit us again! Webmaster 10/7/2006. All 6 photos © Lian Williams 2006.

Derek, our guide and first tractor driver, is more than willing to show organised parties round the station.

The tour lasts about 30-40 minutes.

The teachers or some pupils may even have the chance to dress up in our gear !!

Average parties should be no more than 30, but we can accommodate larger groups in multiple slots,

or take 2-3 parties around simultaneously.