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RNLI College Discovery Tours

Type:Guided Tour

West Quay Road
BH15 1HZ

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Telephone:01202 336460

RNLI Lifeboat at Poole

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Adult£7.50 per ticket
Child - minimum of 10 years old£2.50 per ticket

Tours are free to RNLI College Hotel residents.



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    Recent Reviews:

    • Helen G
      Folkestone, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Excellent informative tour
      5 of 5 stars
      Friday, 8th February 2019
      Booked in advance as whilst on holiday in Dorset previously the tours were fully booked. Excellent tour with so much information and hubby got to steer the boat in the simulator, I was a crew... Read full review
    • christinec2
      New Milton, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Friends getaway
      Great visit
      5 of 5 stars
      Tuesday, 19th March 2019
      Did the RNLI College discovery tour, lasted and hour and half, very enjoyable, especially the lifeboat simulator section, so much information that we didnt know about. Such a great organisation. Read full review
    • Ann A
      Trip Type:
      Brilliant. Worth every penny, which goes to saving lives at sea.
      5 of 5 stars
      Friday, 29th March 2019
      Brilliant. Worth every penny, which goes to saving lives at sea. A fantastic way to spend 90 minutes. The guides are all volunteers, are extremely knowledgeable and enthusiastic. Read full review


    • Dorset TourismDorset Tourism Awards 2017 - Bronze Award Dorset Tourism Awards 2017 - Bronze Award 2017
    • Dorset TourismDorset Tourism Awards Silver 2018 Dorset Tourism Awards Silver 2018 2018

    Map & Directions

    Road Directions

    RNLI College is located on West Quay Road, Poole, BH15 1HZ.

    All visitors should report to the Gatehouse on the corner of West Quay Road and Slipway Road. Security staff will direct you to available parking. The nearest large council pay and display car park is Hill Street multi storey, BH15 1NR, which is a short walk from the RNLI College.

    Public Transport Directions

    Journey planning: Contact Traveline on 0871 200 2233 or visit their website: to look up bus timetables. From 1st January 2018, calls cost 12p per minute plus your phone company's access charge.


    Children & Infants

    • Accept children (Minimum age) - 10 years old

    Establishment Features

    • Accommodation on site
    • On-site Restaurant/Cafe

    Key Features

    • Coastal
    • Groups
    • In town/city centre

    Parking & Transport

    • On site parking

    Opening Times

    2019 Opening (1 January 2019 - 31 December 2019)
    Monday - Thursday11:00 - 12:30*
    14:30 - 16:00*
    Friday15:00 - 16:30*
    Saturday11:00 - 12:30*

    * Open all year except for Christmas and New Year.
    If you have a group of 15 or more people wanting to visit the College for a tour, please contact the College events team, open Monday to Friday between 8am and 5pm on 01202 336 141 or via email at:

    Dates and times marked with a '*' are provisional and may be subject to change

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