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RNLI College Discovery Tour

Poole, United Kingdom
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About RNLI College Discovery Tour
RNLI College Discovery Tour : Find out how our crews and lifeguards are trained with a behind the scenes 90 minute tour of the RNLI College. Each tour is conducted by one of our dedicated volunteer tour guides, providing a passionate and insightful look at the work we do here at the College. During your 90 minute guided tour, you will be given the chance to explore the RNLI College and its training facilities, including our world-class Sea Survival centre, which hosts the wave tank and Lifeboat simulator (subject to availability). RNLI College ALC Tour: Visit our world class centre of excellence in lifeboat engineering, production and maintenance. The 60 minute tour goes behind the scenes to see where we build new all-weather boats, refit, repair and maintain the all-weather fleet as well as our hovercraft, the College training fleet and other local inshore relief lifeboats.
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Lisa F wrote a review Mar 2020
3 contributions1 helpful vote
I went on the tour with my family and two children, it was really enjoyable and great to see all the hard work involved in training the rnli volunteers and building the lifeboats. The tour guides are very knowledgeable, we learnt a lot and took park in a fantastic simulator
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from stephen b, Events Team at RNLI College Discovery Tour
Responded Mar 9, 2020
Hi lisafA7731TK, Thanks for your great feedback, sounds like your family had a brilliant day out with us! Our volunteers are extremely knowledgeable and like the vast majority of our organisation, are all volunteers. We hope to see you and your family beck sometime soon. Many thanks, Steve
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Sarah W wrote a review Mar 2020
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We were not sure what to expect when we booked the tour but figured the money was going to a good cause and it would be quite interesting. Arrived early (good job we did, car parking is limited, so plan ahead in case it is full) and went in for a coffee first. Good coffee in the
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Response from stephen b, Events Team at RNLI College Discovery Tour
Responded Mar 9, 2020
Hi sarahwC4308TF, Thank you for your great review, and i'm happy to hear that you got a good go on our simulator! Our Sea Survival Pool is where we recreate treacherous conditions to train our volunteer crew for sea survival skills. Along with our simulator, this allows us to train in a safe and controlled environment. We hope to welcome you back in the future. Many thanks, Steve
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Marcus D wrote a review Mar 2020
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Had a very good tour of the RLNI college. Michael the tour guide was very friendly and gave a good insight into the history of the RNLI and the training facilities. After the tour we had a very nice light lunch in the college bar. I highly recommend a visit.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from stephen b, Events Team at RNLI College Discovery Tour
Responded Mar 9, 2020
Hi 778marcusd, Thank you for your positive review and it's great to hear you made use of our onsite catering facilities. Please do visit us again. Many thanks, Steve
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Bryan P wrote a review Feb 2020
Rugby, United Kingdom547 contributions40 helpful votes
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While visiting Poole we have thought about visiting the life boat college. So as we were planning on visiting the area we looked up what we needed to do, which was to email the college, Rachael promptly sent us the details & were booked on to our desired tour. The tours are at
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from stephen b, Events Team at RNLI College Discovery Tour
Responded Mar 9, 2020
Hi Bryan P, Thank you for your great review, and it sounds like you had a fantastic experience with us from start to finish! I will be sure to pass your thanks on the Rachael, as well as Michael who is, as you said, a volunteer. We run tours of our All-weather Lifeboat Centre, which are also managed by volunteers. Thank you again for helping save lives at sea, and we hope to welcome you back some day. Many thanks, Steve
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Jude-skeggy wrote a review Feb 2020
Dorset, United Kingdom20 contributions14 helpful votes
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Terrific place to visit tour, meal, bar, all aspects. Food reasonable prices and view of water great.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from stephen b, Events Team at RNLI College Discovery Tour
Responded Mar 9, 2020
Hi Jude-skeggy, Thank you for your review after attending our tour. We're delighted that you had an enjoyable trip despite the weather. We are definitely a popular wet weather option! We hope to welcome you back again sometime soon. Many thanks, Steve
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