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Address: West Quay Road, Poole BH15 1HZ, England
Phone Number: 0845 122 6999
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Description: Remembering past sacrifice to inspire future generations. Many brave and...
Remembering past sacrifice to inspire future generations. Many brave and selfless RNLI volunteers are remembered proudly in their local communities. However, the RNLI memorial sculpture in Poole is the only place where each and every one of them is named together. The RNLI hopes that future generations of lifeboat crew, lifeguards, supporters and fundraisers will find it a source of inspiration. Ultimately, the memorial reminds us all that there are still people who volunteer to carry out selfless acts of heroism to help others - we will always remember their sacrifice.
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Good sculpture - nice to see on a sunny day.

Brilliant and moving memorial to all those who work on such an admirable mission. It's well worth walking to see it if you're on/around Poole - but I wouldn't make a trip from... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 8, 2015
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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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107 reviews 107 reviews
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74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Brilliant and moving memorial to all those who work on such an admirable mission. It's well worth walking to see it if you're on/around Poole - but I wouldn't make a trip from afar especially to see it. It's quick access from Poole high street - just walk through the alley next door to Nationwide, past the carpark, across the... More 

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Salisbury, Wiltshire
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55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015 via mobile

well worth a look if you are in the area. Looks spectacular on a sunny day. Has the added benefit of being outside the RNLI college so take the opportunity to visit the slipway bar or Riggers restaurant!

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35 reviews 35 reviews
9 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

A deeply moving memorial to all those who lost their lives at sea trying to save others. This memorial has over 800 names of people lost at sea since 1824.

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Poole, United Kingdom
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44 reviews 44 reviews
15 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

Before entering the RNLI building you pass the memorial. It is a beautiful stainless steel sculpture of a Lifeboat man reaching down into the sea to pull out someone who is drowning. Very moving.

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 via mobile

I saw this memorial sculpture by accident searching for asda.... and I was so positively surprised that I don't know why it's not located in better place for people to see - it's not easy to find.. but if you are planning to visit Poole you should see this sculpture - looks very nice!

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13 reviews 13 reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Awe inspiring humbling sculpture. Silver metal waves forms part of this sculpture around the base. The name of every lifeboat person who last their life has been engraved into this section with a note of the station they served in.

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Pontefract, United Kingdom
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45 reviews 45 reviews
5 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

This is must see sculpture depicting a rescue at sea from a lifeboat in stainless steel with names of those saved around the plinth.

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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Describes exactly what RNLI about-heroes and heroines -saving lives at sea. Very graphic illustration

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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619 helpful votes 619 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

Set next to a busy road and intersection among the RNLI's HQ and training college is their memorial. It is quite a fitting tribute to the work of the many RNLI employee's and volunteers who have given their lives over the years trying to help others. The location makes it difficult to park up somewhere and give it your full... More 

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Poole, United Kingdom
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42 reviews 42 reviews
25 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

This is one of our favourite sculptures anywhere on the world and is worth seeing both in the sunlight and when lit at night.

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