This Sunday, August 20, is the annual open day at Tenby Lifeboat Station.

Whilst the station is open to visitors every day, visiting on open day is rather special as it offers the general public a very rare chance to actually get on board the boat, talk to the crew and see some of the features that made the Tenby boat the world’s most advanced lifeboat when it first arrived at the town.

From 10 am to 4.30 pm, as well as being able to access the boat, visitors can also see some fantastic scale model lifeboats, buy souvenirs in the newly-refurbished and extended shop, see the inshore lifeboat (on display in Castle Square) and ask questions of coastal and boat safety - boaters can bring their lifejackets along for a free check.

The highlight of the day will be at 5 pm when the lifeboat will launch to give a brief rescue demonstration and join a fleet of classic lifeboats which have sailed to Pembrokeshire especially for the occasion.

The viewing gallery in the station will be open to the public for the launch and for the recovery of the lifeboat, and the staff and volunteers look forward to welcoming you to this free event.