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RNLI College Discovery Tour

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Life on the Ocean Blue

This was and fantastic 90 minutes, on a guided tour. Showing all the training facilities which are... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
KEITH P
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Bristol, United Kingdom
Great insight into all the work done by RNLI

Tours need to be booked in advance. We arrived early, and had lunch in the restaurant before hand... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
nottoogrumpy
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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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 days ago

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

Thank KEITH P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 3 days ago

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

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Enjoyable 3+hours tour of the facilities, well worth the time with excellent demonstrations including the Survival Centre, Simulator & Boat Building factory. RNLI staff doing the tours were excellent. ThanksMore

Thank Alan R
RNLI_Tours, Manager at RNLI College Discovery Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you Alan R We're glad you enjoyed your tour of the College and thank you for your positive feedback 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...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A guided tour of the training facility that is very informative and includes experiencing the lifeboat simulator. Our guide was interesting, knowledgable, entertaining and happy to answer all our questions. Going on this visit certainly makes you appreciate what training the RNLI volunteers have to...More

Thank Keith T
RNLI_Tours, Manager at RNLI College Discovery Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for your positive feedback we're glad you enjoyed your tour. If you would like to visit our All Weather Lifeboat Centre we conduct tours on Wednesday's at 4.30pm and Saturday at 10.30am. Further details can be found on our website RNLI.org./college On behalf...More

Reviewed 7 June 2018

Coming from a lifeboat town we decided to see where and how these brave men and women are trained whilst on holiday in Dorset. We were met at reception by our tour guide Brian who engaged with everybody on the tour and explained what we...More

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RNLI_Tours, Manager at RNLI College Discovery Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days 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 you had such an enjoyable visit. I will ensure that your review is shared with our volunteer team....More

Reviewed 28 May 2018 via mobile

The tour of the college included a visit to the training pool area and hearing about the technology available to simulate bad weather conditions. The wave machine was running with some people in the pool testing life jackets out whilst we had our tour. We...More

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RNLI_Tours, Manager at RNLI College Discovery Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days 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 you had an enjoyable visit. On behalf of the RNLI, I would like to thank you for supporting...More

Reviewed 22 April 2018

Excellent tour of the college by a very informative guide who showed us how the crews are trained in this marvellous centre. The simulator experience was amazing and realistic. We had lunch afterwards in the Riggers Restaurant which was lovely. Great staff and good food.

Thank Helen T
Reviewed 17 April 2018

Such an informative tour - We saw a little of how our brave volunteer crews are trained, experienced a "rescue" in the simulator, learned about the organisation itself - including funding and boat building - all in the magnificent surroundings of the college itself. A...More

Thank Jean B
Reviewed 6 April 2018

This is a great tour for adults, children and families to enjoy. The RNLI does amazing work both here in the UK (and abroad - as you will discover....) Loaded with interesting facts and information from passionate volunteers plus the opportunity to boats being made,...More

Thank Malachi W
Reviewed 26 February 2018

Ever wondered how a lifeboat is made or how our brave life Boat men and women are trained, then the RNLI tour is for you. Great for all ages, highly knowledgeable volunteer guides. Great gift shop, restaurant bar and tea room on site. Could be...More

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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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Alison G
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Hello My 6 year old great nephew was on the tour with us, he is very interested in boats so was quite happy. The tour lasts about an hour-and-a-half so the 2 year old may get a bit bored, there are some parts that could... More
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