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RNLI Memorial Sculpture

West Quay Road, Poole BH15 1HZ, England
0845 122 6999
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Ranked #12 of 25 Attractions in Poole
Type: Monuments/ Statues
Owner description: Remembering past sacrifice to inspire future generations. Many brave and selfless RNLI volunteers are remembered proudly in their local communities.... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Poole, United Kingdom
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41 reviews 41 reviews
25 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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Strasbourg, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

A great monument and an excellent photo opportunity. It is shocking to realise gown many people over so many years have given their lives trying to save people at sea.

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Poole, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Looking over this sculpture it reminds me of everything the RNLI have done here in Poole, and the lives they have saved and the lives lost saving, it is a beautiful thing to have set up

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Trowbridge, United Kingdom
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57 reviews 57 reviews
17 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

One of the best memorials for demonstrating the valour of those remembered. I defy you not to feel obligated to read all the names! It also makes a great photograph! Don't miss it, but then go to the RNLI shop, and eat in the restaurant, great trip!

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Tewkesbury, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

This memorial is so moving in it's simplicity. Take a few moments to read all the names of those lost, whole families lost fathers ,brothers. The sculpture certainly encapsulates what the Lifeboat crews do, and what they risk. It really brings it home to you. Don't miss it..

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Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

just outside the college and in the middle of the RNLI 'campus' on the quay stands the memorial of those who gave the ulitmate sacrifice. the inscriptions read to many hundreds and include several family members, its fitting showing the crew rescueing a person from the water. well worth a visit

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London
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26 attraction reviews
146 helpful votes 146 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

it's innovative and memorable. Whilst the descriptions by it are good they don't tell the whole story; it would be good to have more background on the events where the lives were lost.

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Liverpool
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36 reviews 36 reviews
12 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

This sculpture is a must see during any visit to Poole. Situated outside of the RNLI college, it is part of a memorial to all of those crew who have perished at sea whilst attempting to save others. Each Lifeboat station in the country is named, with corresponding crew and dates of death. It is a very moving, thought provoking... More

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Poole, United Kingdom
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116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Truly an experience to see this lovely piece of sculpture. Very moving indeed and you should see it, then put money in the tin!

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Poole, United Kingdom
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

It's great to have a memorial to all the brave lifeboat crews who have lost their lives and Poole is the natural place for it as the RNLI Headquarters are there But the memorial is brash and weird and does not do justice to the traditions of the lifeboat service -a real missed opportunity

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