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RNLI College Discovery Tour

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Address: West Quay Road | RNLI College, Poole BH15 1HZ, England
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See how our volunteer crews and lifeguards are trained with a...

See how our volunteer crews and lifeguards are trained with a behind-the-scenes 90 minute tour of RNLI College.

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Amazing in every single way. They really show how valued our RNLI is. They let our little boy go into the lifeboats and let gim try on some of the equipment too. He loved wearing... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Amazing in every single way. They really show how valued our RNLI is. They let our little boy go into the lifeboats and let gim try on some of the equipment too. He loved wearing the helmet and lifejacket (although massive). The staff there are so friendly and cannot do enough for you. They actually have an RNLI hotel at... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed the discovery tour of the RNLI College today. Very informative and great services for the crews

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very interesting tour. Could have done with more time. Will be back for more and the restaurant very good value for money

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Kenilworth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was my second tour of RNLI College. The tour is complimentary if you are staying at the college, but it's well worth going on if you are in the Poole area. It's a pretty thorough introduction to the work of the RNLI , and the highlight is that you get to go in the lifeboat simulator, which is worth... More 

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Poole, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very interesting and informative. The rescue simulator was awesome. The on site restaurant is also worth a try and very good value.

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Bradford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a great time on our tour! Our guide Paul was great fun and very knowledgeable. My partner loved being able to drive the simulator (especially as he is currently in the early stages of training to be a part of one of our local crews) and we both enjoyed seeing all the training areas -especially the pool! Thanks... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Really interesting tour led by equally interesting volunteer who really knew his stuff Good value for money at £7 each. Simulator really cool

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Selsey, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017

There were 18 of us from Selsey, West Sussex. We are getting a new Lifeboat here in Selsey and we all wanted to see our new boat being built. In the morning we had a tour of the Lifeboat College and Angela and Karen, our tour guides, were so friendly and knowledgeable. The simulator was an experience and a half!... More 

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Chichester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017

A very interesting tour of the training collage and factory where the lifeboats are made and what happens there. From training crew members and coxswains in the life like simulator to the indoor training pool where inshore lifeboats can be capsized so the crews are trained how to escape safely and right the boat . Most situations can be recreated... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

As RNLI Offshore members it would have been very rude not to have at least called in while holidaying in the area. As it transpired we were on site most of the day, looking at the displays, browsing the shop and relaxing in the restaurant while waiting for the tour. Well worth the wait too, we are well aware of... More 

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