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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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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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Dorset
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

A big thank you for the most interesting and informative tour of the RNLI college. Really enjoyed the experience and our excellent and knowledgeable tour guide Angela Davies made it a memorable afternoon, we loved the simulator and all the useful facts that Angela shared with us. Also can recommend the Slipway bar.

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South Yorkshire, England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Being a member and supporter of the RNLI and living inland it was a great opportunity during our weeks holiday in Swanage to go and visit the College and great first hand look at how things are done at the College in Poole. We had booked our tour in advance which you must do to ensure you get in. We... More

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

We travelled as a coach party of 45, pre-booked, so the college was prepared with lots of excellent guides for groups of 15 to enjoy the 90 minute tour in comfort. The college charges for groups but this is far from excessive and as the money is put to good use is more than acceptable. I feel sure that everyone... More

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