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RNLI College Discovery Tours

West Quay Road
BH15 1HZ

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RNLI Lifeboat at Poole

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Tour price£7.50 per ticket

Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.



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    Recent Reviews:

    • nottoogrumpy
      Manchester, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Great insight into all the work done by RNLI
      5 of 5 stars
      Tuesday, 26th June 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... Read full review
    • Alan R
      Trip Type:
      Solo travel
      Saturday 16th June 2018
      5 of 5 stars
      Tuesday, 19th June 2018
      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... Read full review
    • Keith T
      Leicester, England
      Trip Type:
      Something different
      5 of 5 stars
      Monday, 18th June 2018
      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... Read full review


    • TripAdvisor AwardsTripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2017
    • Regional and MiscellaneousDorset Tourism Awards 2017 - Bronze Award Dorset Tourism Awards 2017 - Bronze Award 2017

    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.


    Establishment Features

    • Accommodation on site
    • On-site Restaurant/Cafe

    Key Features

    • Coastal
    • Groups
    • In town/city centre

    Parking & Transport

    • On site parking

    Opening Times

    2018 Opening (1 January 2018 - 31 December 2018)
    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.

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


    Sunday, 22nd July 2018 - Sunday, 22nd July 2018

    RNLI Summer FeteJoin us for the annual RNLI Summer Fete. Attractions include Lifeboat Demos, Circus School, Face Painting, Cream Teas, Street Food, BBQ, Traditional Games, Creation Station and many other stalls. FREE Entry and FREE Parking.
    more info

    Sunday, 22nd July 2018 - Sunday, 22nd July 2018

    RNLI Summer Fete
    more info

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