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See how our volunteer crews and lifeguards are trained with a behind-the-scenes 90 minute tour of RNLI College.
As featured in 3 Days in Bournemouth
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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 4 days ago

The visit was fantastic and the guided tour was most informative and the group was informed of activities the they never knew the RNLI was involved in. An Excellent way to spend a forenoon.Rounded off with lovely food during the lunch period.

Thank Dick M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You can make a complete day of it if you like - there is an excellent cafeteria and you can buy extension tickets to go into the workshops (rather than seeing them from a viewing area) in the evening. The guides are good. Do not...More

Thank Mike G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A 90 minute tour of the training facility. Very interesting. Informative guide. 4 of the group were invited to crew the simulator- very realistic experience.

Thank jackiembullard
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We did the discovery tour this morning which we really enjoyed, we were escorted round by Chris, he did a great job, his knowledge of the RNLI was first class and answered all the questions asked by the group. The highlight of the tour for...More

Thank b8ste
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

An interesting and informative 90 minute tour of the training centre ending with a rescue exercise in the RNLI training simulator. A good volunteer guide talked about the RNLI through the tour which was also supported by some DVD elements. We also did the all...More

Thank Gone_Out_And_About
RNLI_Tours, Manager at RNLI College Discovery Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to provide such lovely feedback following your recent tour of the RNLI Training College in Poole. I'm pleased to hear that we delivered over and above your expectations and shall be sure to share your lovely review with the...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We were very pleased we took the Discovery Tour learning how the RNLI trains crews. We experienced a force 5 gale in the simulator, viewed the pool where the trainees learn in controlled conditions how to cope with all sorts of emergencies. Our guide was...More

Thank CJSNetwork
Reviewed September 8, 2018

What an amazing tour of the RNLI College and HQ to understand some of the history and how lifeboat men and women are trained. The guide was very informative and the simulator was a great experience. We had lunch in the college which was really...More

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RNLI_Tours, Manager at RNLI College Discovery Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

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

Reviewed September 8, 2018

Had a delightful tour of the college, both inside and out, including learning how to interpret the numbers on the lifeboats, visiting the deep water pool where the capsizing and stormy-water training takes place, and participating in the simulator (not anywhere near as seasick-inducing as...More

Thank Chris F
RNLI_Tours, Manager at RNLI College Discovery Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for the positive feedback We look forward to welcoming you back to the College at any time. You’re always welcome at the home of RNLI training – our home is your home. So come and enjoy our warm hospitality. Riggers Restaurant...More

Reviewed August 16, 2018

For the bargain price of £7.50 each we took a tour of this amazing college to see how lifeboat men and women are trained. Our guide was informative and amusing, the place itself is fascinating and the views are fabulous. Will definitely be returning to...More

Thank HelAst
RNLI_Tours, Manager at RNLI College Discovery Tour, responded to this reviewResponded August 24, 2018

Thank you for taking the time to provide such lovely feedback following your recent tour of the RNLI Training College in Poole. I'm pleased to hear that we delivered over and above your expectations and shall be sure to share your lovely review with the...More

Reviewed August 6, 2018 via mobile

Met at the RNLI HQ for lunch in their self service restaurant overlooking Poole harbour before we started the hour and a half tour. A very good guide who told us the history of how the Service was started in the 1820s and showed us...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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