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RNLI Memorial Sculpture

West Quay Road, Poole BH15 1HZ, England
0845 122 6999
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Ranked #10 of 18 Attractions in Poole
Type: Monuments/ Statues, Landmarks
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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.

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st albans
12 reviews 12 reviews
53 helpful votes 53 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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43 reviews 43 reviews
5 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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198 reviews 198 reviews
95 attraction reviews
576 helpful votes 576 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
25 helpful votes 25 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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187 reviews 187 reviews
82 attraction reviews
109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
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
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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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62 reviews 62 reviews
18 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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
11 reviews 11 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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111 reviews 111 reviews
29 attraction reviews
135 helpful votes 135 helpful votes
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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