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RNLI College Discovery Tours

West Quay Road
POOLE
Dorset
BH15 1HZ

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RNLI Lifeboat at Poole
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  • RNLI College
  • RNLI Lifeboats in Poole Harbour

Telephone: 01202 336460

Opening Times

2019 Opening (1 January 2019 - 31 December 2019)
DayTimes
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: tours@rnli.org.uk

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

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.

Telephone: 01202 336460

TripAdvisor

TripAdvisor

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

5 of 5 stars
  • Certificate of Excellence 2019
  • Excellent
    220
  • Very Good
    18
  • Average
    2
  • Poor
    1
  • Terrible
    2

Recent Reviews:

  • Phil J
    Poole, United Kingdom
    Interesting and educational
    5 of 5 stars
    Saturday, 28th September 2019
    I was astounded to see the strenuous and punishing training the volunteers have to endure to be able to save lives. The tour was conducted by an extremely knowledgable and entertaining guide. The... Read full review
  • CJ1156
    Brancaster Staithe, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Couples
    Interesting but....
    3 of 5 stars
    Saturday, 12th October 2019
    As a committed supporter of the RNLI for many years, I was keen to see behind the scenes of the training facilities. The tour does give you a good overview but it is quite long (for what you get to... Read full review
  • HelJC
    Trip Type:
    Couples
    Interesting Tour
    4 of 5 stars
    Tuesday, 15th October 2019
    A very interesting and enlightening tour, giving an insight to the training of lifeboat crew and lifeguards. Read full review

Awards

  • 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

Facilities

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

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: www.travelinesw.com to look up bus timetables. From 1st January 2019, calls cost 12p per minute plus your phone company's access charge.

Telephone: 01202 336460

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