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RNLI College Discovery Tour

RNLI College | West Quay Road, Poole BH15 1HZ, England
01202 336142
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Ranked #4 of 19 activities in Poole
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

Took the tour while attending an event at the College. The tour takes about 90 minutes and gives you an informative tour round the college, including the excellent Lifeboat bridge simulator (have a go at steering a lifeboat out of Dover to an oil tanker on fire!) and the inshore simulator tank where they practice lifeboat capsize drills. Great fun,... More

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Trowbridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

My wife and I stayed a the college for a weekend break and a part of the very competitive room and breakfast rate is included a 1•5 hour discovery tour of the training facility and talk on the work of the RNLI staff and volunteers. A group of 13 of us with two very knowledgeable guides (Chris and Tony) gave... More

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Woking, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014

This is a must do! Really informative tour; our guides Paul and Linda got it just right as our group was mixed adults and 11 year olds - there was no sign of 'I'm bored' from the younger ones! We found it so interesting the 90 minutes could easily be extended. Time in the simulator was amazing albeit 2 of... More

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014 via mobile

Brilliant 90 minutes of education, inspiration and excitement. Simulator is amazing as well as the pool. Stay at the college and you get this free and being around the college for the weekend is an amazing setting and well worth every penny!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

Whilst staying at the Lifeboat College we had the opportunity to take the tour of the RNLI training facilities with rookie RNLI volunteer guide Chris and his colleague David. The 90 minute tour took in the training rooms, where volunteers are taught theory, including, of course, first aid, and the comprehensive library, with fabulous views to distract those supposed to... More

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Romsey, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

A great day out. You just have to try the simulator and the challenge of not feeling seasick!!! Such an inspiring organisation that deserves all our support.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2013

The tour of the RNLI training facility is fabulous. You get to see inside the simulator and the sea survival training area. Very informative and fun. The bar area is open to the public and is a lovely spot with great views.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2013

The RNLI building alone is impressive. The tour was very I formative and our guide made it very interesting. She went round at a pace which was comfortable for everyone. This was a real eye opener to how this brilliant organisation works and trains it's people. Many interesting facts and plenty of opportunities to take photos. You can also stay... More

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Alnwick, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013 via mobile

A very informative tour. Highly recommended. I cannot believe the tour guys are all volunteers. I have paid for less knowledgable guides at other places! A visit to the bar after is a must :).

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Woking, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

Our day was Very well organised, being split into smaller groups when appropriate. The volunteer tour guides were very welcoming and knowledgeable. This is an excellent day out for anyone interested in the fantastic work of the RNLI.

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