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RNLI College Discovery Tour
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Brilliant. Worth every penny, which goes to saving lives at sea.

Brilliant. Worth every penny, which goes to saving lives at sea. A fantastic way to spend 90... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Ann A
Great visit

Did the RNLI College discovery tour, lasted and hour and half, very enjoyable, especially the... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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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. The tour of the College is really informative and topped off with a visit and demonstration of the fantastic simulator room. You really feel that you are actually on the lifeboat during a rescue. The facilities both for the volunteers and visitors are outstanding. You really need to make time for this as its great value for money.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Margaret D
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stephen b, Events Team at RNLI College Discovery Tour, responded to this reviewResponded February 8, 2019

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 and interesting! The simulator gives you a real idea of what our crew have to manage. Thank you for supporting the RNLI and we look forward to welcoming you back again in the future.

You can also visit our world class centre of excellence in lifeboat engineering, production and maintenance, the All Weather Lifeboat Centre, situated next to the College. Tours take place twice a week Wednesday pm and Saturday am. Bookings can be made via our reception team on 0300 300 7654

Kind regards,

Stephen Bennett | Sales and Events Team | RNLI College

Every £1 spent at the RNLI College saves lives at sea.

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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.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank SueHuxtable
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stephen b, Events Team at RNLI College Discovery Tour, responded to this reviewResponded February 8, 2019

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 the RNLI and we look forward to welcoming you back again in the future.

You can also visit our world class centre of excellence in lifeboat engineering, production and maintenance, the All Weather Lifeboat Centre, situated next to the College. Tours take place twice a week Wednesday pm and Saturday am. Bookings can be made via our reception team on 0300 300 7654

Kind regards,
Stephen Bennett | Sales and Events Team | RNLI College

Every £1 spent at the RNLI College saves lives at sea.

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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 Mason

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank VeraBurt
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stephen b, Events Team at RNLI College Discovery Tour, responded to this reviewResponded February 8, 2019

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 the RNLI and we look forward to welcoming you back again in the future. We really appreciate your enthusiasm and support for our volunteers!

You can also visit our world class centre of excellence in lifeboat engineering, production and maintenance, the All Weather Lifeboat Centre, situated next to the College. Tours take place twice a week Wednesday pm and Saturday am. Bookings can be made via our reception team on 0300 300 7654

Kind regards,

Stephen Bennett | Sales and Events Team | RNLI College

Every £1 spent at the RNLI College saves lives at sea.

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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, dinner or evening meal in the restaurant or the bar which does meals. The views across Holes Bay especially sunsets are restful. The chance to go on a tour around the College or the All Weather Lifeboat Centre really give an insight into the training of lifeboat personnel who give up their time to rescue people around the coast and inland via Flood Rescue.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank SaraK1555
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stephen b, Evenets Team at RNLI College Discovery Tour, responded to this reviewResponded February 8, 2019

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 in the future.

Kind regards,
Stephen Bennett | Sales and Events Team | RNLI College
Every £1 spent at the RNLI College saves lives at sea.

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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.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Adrienne43
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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 lifeboat engineering, production and maintenance, the All Weather Lifeboat Centre, situated next to the College. Tours take place twice a week Wednesday pm and Saturday am. Bookings can be made via our reception team on 0300 300 7654


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