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RNLI College Discovery Tour

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See how our volunteer crews and lifeguards are trained with a behind-the-scenes 90 minute tour of RNLI College.
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West Quay Road | RNLI College, Poole BH15 1HZ, England
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+44 1202 308500
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Booked in advance as whilst on holiday in Dorset previously the tours were fully booked. Excellent tour with so much information and hubby got to steer the boat in the simulator, I was a crew member 🤣 We also went back and did the other...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Helen G
stephen b, Events Team at RNLI College Discovery Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hi Helen G, Thank you for taking the time to provide such great feedback following your recent tour of the RNLI Training College in Poole. It sounds like you also went on our All Weather Lifeboat Centre Tour, which takes place on Wednesdays and Saturdays....More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As the RNLI training college this restaurant is lively. The menu had a fair choice, the food was good quality and value, and portions generous. The wine list was adequate and fairly priced.More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Jazzie60
stephen b, Events Team at RNLI College Discovery Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Many thanks for taking the time to provide such lovely feedback following your recent tour of the RNLI Training College in Poole. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed you time with us on the College Discovery Tour. Thank you for supporting the RNLI...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited the college yesterday with our 'hearing breeding dog'. Everyone was welcoming. Neil was interesting and informative. Most enjoyable was the simulation and DVD of deep water training.More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 48Jennifer
stephen b, Events team at RNLI College Discovery Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Many thanks for taking the time to provide such lovely feedback following your recent tour of the RNLI Training College in Poole. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed you time with us on the College Discovery Tour. Thank you for supporting the RNLI...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a great 90 minutes or so, a look behind the scenes to learn about how the service came to be, what it does and how they train and support volunteers. We had our 7yr old Son with us, i think any younger and he...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Richsawsedges
stephen b, Events Team at RNLI College Discovery Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Richsawsedges, Many thanks for taking the time to provide such informative feedback following your recent tour of the RNLI Training College in Poole. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed you time with us on the College Discovery Tour. You are right in...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Jam packed 90 minute tour of the RNLI's world class training facilities. Includes a quick taster of the amazingly realistic lifeboat simulator. Excellent value and fascinating insight into this unique rescue serviceMore

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Dream84606
stephen b, Events Team at RNLI College Discovery Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Many thanks for taking the time to provide such lovely feedback following your recent tour of the RNLI Training College in Poole. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed you time with us on the College Discovery Tour and especially our Lifeboat Simulator! Thank...More

Reviewed November 19, 2018

We did the Discovery Tour today whilst visiting relative, just brilliant! Starts of with the history of the organisation and rapidly widens to the breadth of the boats, why they are chosen, how they are used and how the College has evolved over recent years....More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Margaret D
stephen b, Events Team at RNLI College Discovery Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Margaret D, Many thanks for taking the time to provide such lovely feedback following your recent tour of the RNLI Training College in Poole. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed you time with us and that you found the tour so informative...More

Reviewed November 9, 2018 via mobile

Very interesting insight into how the RNLI works. The simulator was brilliant. The view from the restaurant and bar is great.More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank SueHuxtable
stephen b, Events Team at RNLI College Discovery Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi SueHuxtable, Many thanks for taking the time to provide such lovely feedback following your recent tour of the RNLI Training College in Poole. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed you time with us on the College Discovery Tour. Thank you for supporting...More

Reviewed November 7, 2018

In my opinion this is a tour everyone should take. The RNLI are all volunteers - on call 24/7 - a fantastic group of people - REAL UNSUNG HEROES. BLESS THEM ALL. Vera MasonMore

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank VeraBurt
stephen b, Events Team at RNLI College Discovery Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi VeraBurt, Many thanks for taking the time to provide such lovely feedback following your recent tour of the RNLI Training College in Poole. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed you time with us on the College Discovery Tour. Thank you for supporting...More

Reviewed November 6, 2018 via mobile

Visited with friends, a great find in Poole. Use as a meeting place as easy to find, has car parking, really good facilities for elderly and disabled. Often find people are surprised to know it is open to public. I can pop in for breakfast,...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank SaraK1555
stephen b, Evenets Team at RNLI College Discovery Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Many thanks for taking the time to provide such lovely feedback following your recentvisit of the RNLI College. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed you time with us. Thank you for supporting the RNLI and we look forward to welcoming you back again...More

Reviewed November 4, 2018 via mobile

We thoroughly recommend doing this tour with Michael. He was professional, efficient and funny, entertaining and patient. We had no idea how much goes on behind the scenes and enjoyed every minute. The simulator was exciting.More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Adrienne43
RNLI_Tours, Manager at RNLI College Discovery Tour, responded to this reviewResponded November 5, 2018

On behalf of the RNLI, I would like to thank you for supporting the RNLI Saving Lives at Sea and we look forward to welcoming you back again on your next visit to Poole. You can also visit our world class centre of excellence in...More

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ccl743
August 10, 2018|
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Response from RNLI_Tours | Property representative |
Apologies for the delay in responding. You can contact our reception team on 0300 300 7654. We look forward to welcoming you to the RNLI College
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Helen B
July 31, 2018|
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Response from RNLI_Tours | Property representative |
Hi Helen as we are a working environment we only allow assistance dogs on site. We hope you will still be able to visit us Tours Team
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840donald
October 4, 2017|
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Response from RNLI_Tours | Property representative |
Hello Yes, the tour is fully accessible for everybody. If you would like to book then please call us on 01202 336141. Kind regards Jo
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