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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 20 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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English first
south coast, england
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

Lymington U3A organised this tour and it was very good. Very comprehensive in that it covered many aspects which we didn't know they did, such as overseas training. The simulator was a brilliant experience and the lady taking the tour answered all our questions well. Lunch was included in the tour and the group of us were given a separate... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

This is a wonderful 90 minute tour which we found incredibly interesting and were fascinated by all the history and practicalities of training lifeboat crews. Really, do not come to Poole and not make this visit a part of your trip. Lovely cafe with wonderful views of the harbour which you can visit even if you do not take the... More

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Soucirac
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

As a retired seafarer I was taken aback on the scope that is provided by the RNLI at this facility. Their plans for the future, especially their in house building project, are to be commended. The volunteer guides were excellent. As they rely on donations, and no government funding, they do an excellent job of providing the quality and level... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

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 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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