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RNLI Memorial Sculpture

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Address: West Quay Road, Poole BH15 1HZ, England
Phone Number: 0845 122 6999
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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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Stunning tribute

This is an exceptionally beautiful sculpture and a fine tribute to the heroism and sheer courage of all those involved with the RNLI.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
TonyD33
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Poole, United Kingdom
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Poole, United Kingdom
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89 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an exceptionally beautiful sculpture and a fine tribute to the heroism and sheer courage of all those involved with the RNLI.

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Thank TonyD33
Poole, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A beautiful, moving sculpture. Well worth a brief walk off the Main Street to view. Why not call in the RNLI restaurant for a coffee while you are there. Lovely views over Poole Harbour and you can sit on the balcony in the summer. They also serve delicious lunches, it's self serve, but very respasonable. Highly recommended if your visiting... More 

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Thank Christine C
Poole, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

This is a really beautiful, modern sculpture. It is not abstract and is therefore very accessible. Worth a detour if you enjoy modern sculpture - opposite is an original, more traditional sculpture , not to my taste particularly but still of interest.

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Thank yandj58
England
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78 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

This was interesting to look at, but I certainly wouldn't make a special trip to see it, we stopped and looked when we were walking elsewhere

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Thank DKebabs
Poole, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015

This is a beautiful sculpture. It shows what the RNLI do for others, and honors those who need to be remembered. I absolutely love to come here and think life through, the only thing is the lighting. Something seems to be wrong with it as all of the lights end up strobing. When you are here in the evening, it... More 

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Thank bbrown3112
Ivybridge, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015

very very lovely and thought provoking.Visually very very stunning/ Must of cost a lot but alot of thought went into this..

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Thank Carolyne G
Poole, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

The Company I work for was lucky enough to have been involved with this right from the beginning and if you have seen it you will see that it completely captures what the RNLI stands for. If you haven't yet walked past it, then make sure you do it is very well worth a view.

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Thank Sandie T
Poole, United Kingdom
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92 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Many people have said this sculpture is out of place on the Quay - it's not as far as I'm concerned, I love it.

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Thank kayburke123
Pontypridd, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

A simple design, beautifully executed, with a commemorative plaque around the base, with the names of those who gave their lives to save others.

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Thank Brian E
Poole, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015

A great sculpture that actually depicts something you can relate to and shows what the RNLI have been doing for so may years.

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