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RNLI College Discovery Tour

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Interesting and Fun tour

An interesting and informative 90 minute tour of the training centre ending with a rescue exercise... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Gone_Out_And_About
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A real insight into the training of lifeboat crew

We were very pleased we took the Discovery Tour learning how the RNLI trains crews. We experienced... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
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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 3 days 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

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RNLI_Tours, Manager at RNLI College Discovery Tour, responded to this reviewResponded today

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 6 days 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

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Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

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RNLI_Tours, Manager at RNLI College Discovery Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 3 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 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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Reviewed August 6, 2018

Thoroughly enjoyed the tour and the guide was extremely knowledgable. For me the engine size of various boats was of little interest but I am sure there are many people who would be fascinated. The hi-light was the simulator which was oh so real. We...More

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RNLI_Tours, Manager at RNLI College Discovery Tour, responded to this reviewResponded August 9, 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 July 31, 2018 via mobile

Fantastic opportunity to tour this beautiful facility; so interesting learning all about the lifeboats and the training for volunteer crews. Inspiring!

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RNLI_Tours, Manager at RNLI College Discovery Tour, responded to this reviewResponded August 9, 2018

Hi Jean Thank you for visiting us. We're glad you enjoyed the tour and finding out more about us.

Reviewed July 18, 2018

This was and fantastic 90 minutes, on a guided tour. Showing all the training facilities which are available to Life Boat crew members.More

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RNLI_Tours, Manager at RNLI College Discovery Tour, responded to this reviewResponded July 24, 2018

Hi Keith P Thank you for taking the time to visit us and write a review, we're glad to hear you enjoyed the tour and found out more about how we train our lifesaving volunteers. We hope to see you again in the near future...More

Reviewed June 26, 2018

Tours need to be booked in advance. We arrived early, and had lunch in the restaurant before hand. Great food, great value, great service. On the tour we saw what a great training facility this is, learned some history of the RNLI, and some aspects...More

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RNLI_Tours, Manager at RNLI College Discovery Tour, responded to this reviewResponded July 17, 2018

Thank you nottoogrumpy 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 review with the...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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