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“Amazing insight to the valuable work of the RNLI”

RNLI College Discovery Tour
Ranked #2 of 24 Tours in Poole
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Owner description: See how our volunteer crews and lifeguards are trained with a behind-the-scenes 90 minute tour of RNLI College.
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, the history of the RNLI and how people are trained to help save lives.

Thank Malachi W
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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 a family life saver on a wet day in Poole.

Thank Jsailox
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Reviewed 18 February 2018 via mobile

Booked the tour as a family with our 5 year old son. The guide was very informative and clearly as a volunteer was very knowledgeable and enthusiastic about the RNLI. He made the tour personal telling stories as well as facts about the history of the RNLI. He was very helpful and informative answering questions as they were asked.
The tour was about 90mins long and did involve a lot of walking around the college. Visiting the training pool was a highlight as was the training simulator. My son enjoyed this part especially as it was a hands on experience.

Thank Ben N
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Reviewed 13 January 2018 via mobile

Fantastic tour by Nick and Judith. Great insight into the way the boats are built in Poole. Would definitely recommend to anyone who is interested in what goes on behind the scenes.

Thank Kim S
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RNLI_Tours, Sales & Events at RNLI College Discovery Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 12 February 2018

Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback following your recent tour of our All Weather Lifeboat Centre.

I'm pleased to hear that you had an enjoyable time and you would recommend the visit to others.

On behalf of the RNLI, I would like to thank you for supporting the RNLI and we look forward to welcoming you back again in the future. You can also visit the RNLI College and find out how our crews and lifeguards are trained with a behind the scenes 90 minute tour of the RNLI College. Each tour is conducted by one of our dedicated volunteer tour guides, providing a passionate and insightful look at the work we do here at the College. Bookings can be made through reception@rnli.org.uk or call 0300 300 7654.

With best wishes

RNLI College Events Team

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Reviewed 11 January 2018

Our tour guide was excellent. The simulator is a real eye opener into just how the weather can change and what it must be like for the RNLI.people. the talk,film and tour of the training pool was really interesting. You come away feeling very humbled when you understand even more how these brave people risk their lives time after time to save others,especially when they are all volunteers !

Thank Marjoram46
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RNLI_Tours, Sales & Events at RNLI College Discovery Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 12 February 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 you had an enjoyable tour and I shall be sure to share your lovely review with the team.

On behalf of the RNLI, I would like to thank you for supporting the RNLI and we look forward to welcoming you back again on your next visit to Poole.

Best wishes

RNLI Events Team

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