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RNLI College Discovery Tour

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Address: RNLI College | West Quay Road, Poole BH15 1HZ, England
Phone Number: 01202 336142
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Description: See how our volunteer crews and lifeguards are trained with a...
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.
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Both Educational & Humbling

Whether you are a supporter of the RNLI or not this is definitely a fascinating place to visit. Here you will see the history of the RNLI, the uniforms from the past to the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 18, 2015
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Devizes, United Kingdom
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Devizes, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Whether you are a supporter of the RNLI or not this is definitely a fascinating place to visit. Here you will see the history of the RNLI, the uniforms from the past to the present day, the lifeboats in use today moored up outside,as well as historical lifeboats. This attraction is suitable for people of all ages from toddler to... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Had a wonderful afternoon being given a guided tour of the RNLI College. Particularly enjoyed the Simulator, seeing at first hand what it would be like actually involved in a rescue operation but the whole tour was most enjoyable with a dedicated, extremely informative guide. Highly recommend

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Ascot, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

A really enjoyable afternoon visit, the guide was excellent. We spent a very happy 90 minutes being shown all the aspects of the college. Plus a very exciting trip in the lifeboat simulator! Very reasonable restaurant and a lovely bar, both overlooking the harbour. Sunningdale WI.

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Reading, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

A group of 39 of us visited the RNLI College for the Discovery Tour on 18th June and 39 people thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Thank you to the three friendly guides who showed us the wonderful modern facilities for training our Nation's bravest volunteers. The simulator ride was fun and the training pool impressive. Supplying refreshments for us on arrival... More 

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

We've stayed at the centre before (about 4 years ago) & were very impressed, so I personally organised a group of 18people to stay over the weekend & experience the tour, we did the whole thing the tour guides were exceptional (Husband & Wife) all the necessary knowledge & appropriate humour . Very very good tour.

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RNLI_Tours, Sales & Events at RNLI College Discovery Tour, responded to this review

Dear peterandjenny282, I'm so pleased to hear that your recent stay with us has been such a pleasant experience and the group enjoyed their tour of our facilities. I appreciate your kind words about our friendly staff and I'll be sure to pass this onto the team Thank you for choosing to stay at the RNLI Training College and for... More 

Petersfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

The tour of the college was extremely interesting - and definitely an adult-orientated and informative talk, not a button-banging 'experience'. This is a training college, not a museum, and although we all had a go in the simulator, and looked at the wave-tank, the tour was focused on understanding the inestimable work of the RNLI, not as an entertainment. That... More 

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RNLI_Tours, Sales & Events at RNLI College Discovery Tour, responded to this review

Dear Catherine R, I'm so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your recent visit to the RNLI College in Poole. The tour is largely aimed at adults due to it being a working facility. We do have children taking the tours with their parents especially at weekends and during school holidays. Our guides always do their best to make the... More 

wales uk
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

We were fortunate to have Gerald as our tour guide , he was passionate, knowledgeable, funny and interesting person that could relate to children and grown ups .the tour was a mixture of TV ,talk and the best part the opportunity to take part in a real life training simulation of a lifeboat rescue.it was so realistic that you felt... More 

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RNLI_Tours, Sales & Events at RNLI College Discovery Tour, responded to this review

Dear Evanhayden, I'm so pleased to hear that your recent visit to the RNLI College was a pleasant experience and you found the tour enjoyable and informative. I am sorry that were unable to see the sea survival pool but very pleased to hear that you were able to experience the simulator as this is a real highlight! I appreciate... More 

Poole, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

We arranged a tour through our club and were not disappointed. Our guide was very knowledgeable and most informative and made our tour very interesting. Unfortunately we were unable to go into the tank because it was being used by the SBS but we were shown a video that gave us a good insight. The highlight of the tour was... More 

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RNLI_Tours, Sales & Events at RNLI College Discovery Tour, responded to this review

Dear AlwynnB, I'm so pleased to hear that your recent visit to the RNLI College was a pleasant experience and you found the tour enjoyable and informative. I appreciate your kind words about our friendly staff and I'll be sure to pass this onto the team. Thank you for choosing to stay at the RNLI Training College and for supporting... More 

London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

This trip was one never to be forgotten. Our guide Gerrard was very inspiring and very enthusiastic about the RNLI and this made for a really great tour. The highlight has to be the simulator, it has to be seen to be believed. Every aspect of the tour was so enjoyable from learning about how the crews train, to all... More 

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RNLI_Tours, Sales & Events at RNLI College Discovery Tour, responded to this review

Dear Linda T, I'm so pleased to hear that your recent visit to the RNLI College was a pleasant experience and you found the tour enjoyable and informative. I appreciate your kind words about our friendly staff and I'll be sure to pass this onto the team. Thank you for choosing to stay at the RNLI Training College and for... More 

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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27 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

As an American, RNLI was new to me as the major lifeboat operation in the UK. Our guide was excellent with telling stories, explaining the training that the RNLI folks go through and how their mission has spread internationally. The simulated incident where my Mum-in-Law got to be helmsman was wild! Inspiring and very interesting

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RNLI_Tours, Sales & Events at RNLI College Discovery Tour, responded to this review

Dear LEPCT, I'm so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your recent visit to RNLI College. I appreciate your kind words about our extremely knowledgeable tour guides and I'll be sure to pass this onto the team. I am so pleased that you were able to experience the simulator whilst on your tour! I hope that it will be an... More 

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Address: RNLI College | West Quay Road, Poole BH15 1HZ, England
Phone Number: 01202 336142
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Poole

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