RNLI Visitor Centre

The RNLI’s Barry Island Visitor Centre provides a fun way for all ages to learn how to respect the water along our coastline.


Age Groups: Early Years, Key Stage 1, Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3, Key Stage 4, Key Stage 5



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Educational Visits 

Inside, get a flavour of what it’s like to be an RNLI lifeboat crew member by hopping into a D class inshore lifeboat while hearing inspirational rescue stories from volunteers. 


Play bilingual interactive games and learn about the specific dangers of the waters around Barry Island, which includes a tide tank highlighting the huge tidal range of the Bristol Channel, which is second only in the world to the Bay of Fundy in Canada.  And race against the clock to kit up a lifeboat crew member in time for an emergency lifeboat launch. 


Book a Visit

For school visit enquiries, please contact 


RNLI website