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RNLI College Discovery Tour

RNLI College | West Quay Road, Poole BH15 1HZ, England
01202 336142
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Ranked #5 of 21 Activities in Poole
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours
Owner description: See how our volunteer crews and lifeguards are trained with a behind-the-scenes 90 minute tour of RNLI College.Tours cost £7.50 for adults and £2.50... more » Owner description: See how our volunteer crews and lifeguards are trained with a behind-the-scenes 90 minute tour of RNLI College.Tours cost £7.50 for adults and £2.50 for children aged 10 - 16. « less
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

You can't miss the RNLI buildings when you drive into Poole; it's a shame tours are not more widely advertised as a lot of people will miss out seeing this great facility. You need to phone to check what times tours are and book on... we called at 08:30 and got on the 11:00 tour the same day. Get there... More

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW via mobile

Visited the RNLI College 22/9/14, Paul our guide was exellent and the tour was brilliant, well worth the visit, we recommend it to anyone.

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Dorset
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

The previous reviews gave such a fantastic taste of the tour that perhaps we were overexcited before we began?! There was no parking on site but a sunny stroll from a local car park was no problem. And the site is really splendid...no penny spared to make a fabulous building with amazing training facilities. The simulator was superb with force... More

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Barnsley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Most people have a respect for the skills of the RNLI, and this is where those skills are created. I was expecting to have a good visit, but the buzz from the volunteer leader had us enthusiastic and asking questions from the start. We were led around the site, to find out how the trainees live and work. Watching the... More

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Poole, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

The tour costs £7.50 and is worth every penny. The tour guide was brilliant and very knowledgeable and had the ability to include everyone of all ages as our group was a really diverse age range. You meet in the College foyer and are given an overview of the history of the Institution and then you get to look at... More

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Scotland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 via mobile

This is an excellent tour to give an insight into the work of the RNLI and how it trains the crews. Highly informative and entertaining guide who obviously had a huge pride and commitment to the lifeboats The simulator is pretty special as it is a real training tool. Also lots of good lessons for life and leadership in some... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

A real eye opener to the great work carried out by the RnlI A new building nearing completion which will be the housing for all lifeboat construction in the future. Incredible simulator and a deep indoor pool where trying cnxx be given under many kinds of weather conditions. Our guide was informative and pleasant. A real must visit

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

We had done it before but it was even better this time and best thing we done with the family and give them a good look who they work and helps keeps the rnli going. I would says it is a must to do if you are looking to do any thing with the family.

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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

What a brilliant place. The tour is an excellent insight into the work of the RNLI and especially the work of the College with lifeboat crew and beach lifeguards. The tour guides were excellent-lots of interesting information clearly presented. The simulator was great to experience and you could really see how crew can train to be efficient in rescue from... More

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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

This is a really interesting opportunity to find out about one of bravest group of people. The simulator is brilliant - your brain is convinced you are on board a moving boat, and the thrill of "driving" the boat is exciting. The pool leaves you both impressed with the thoroughness of the training regime, and relieved that if you are... More

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