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Poole Old Lifeboat Museum

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Poole Old Lifeboat Museum and Shop | Fisherman's Dock, Poole, England
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Used to canoe by here.

Know this building well, it is full of old historical photos, pictures and sea objects. The staff... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
evelcollins
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Poole, United Kingdom
Enlightening

Family mooring close by, but never been open whilst about. However, I got lucky and took the... read more

Reviewed 8 May 2018
Tickledtrout23
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Poole Old Lifeboat Museum and Shop | Fisherman's Dock, Poole, England
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"second world war"
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Know this building well, it is full of old historical photos, pictures and sea objects. The staff are very helpful, chatty and knowledgeable. It is well worth a walk around, despite it^s small size. The little gift area had lots of small souvenirs to purchase...More

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Reviewed 8 May 2018

Family mooring close by, but never been open whilst about. However, I got lucky and took the opportunity to have a look around. Basically, if you get the chance DO IT! And don't forget the donation at the end ;-)

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Reviewed 19 April 2018

After watching the Film Dunkirk what an opportunity to see a boat that was actually there. Great glimpse of how a Lifeboat Station was, caught in time, friendly welcome and I bought something nice!

Thank ir0nlung
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Reviewed 25 March 2018

The museum was closed when we walked past which was a shame. We did peek through the windows and it looked pretty interesting. Just a shame it was closed really.

Thank pandamedic
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Reviewed 12 March 2018

This museum has a great example of what lifeboats use to be, with a lifeboat used in the Second World War. Poole has a strong history with the RNLI with its college only 10 minute walk. You can see the old and new.

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Reviewed 9 November 2017

This was a lucky find as we were simply out for a stroll The lifeboat in its original house is running and there are plenty of stories of brave rescues on the walls Please make a donation to support the RNLI who have the Head...More

Thank Ian P
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Reviewed 27 October 2017

An excellent charity well worth supporting with a good range of gifts staff very knowledgeable and within easy reach of quay

Thank kateann2015
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Reviewed 25 October 2017 via mobile

Nice little place to see old RNLI boat. Bought a couple of items from the gift area. Can imagine it gets cramped if too many visit.

Thank SBingy
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Reviewed 24 October 2017

As your find lovey gifts and crafts All at bargain prices as 100 traders inside this building right on the quay next to the pub . These 2 attractions on the quay make a great combined visit

Thank Mike G
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Reviewed 20 September 2017

it's what you do with it that counts...This little museum is packed to the gunnels with history of these reluctant heroes. Always worth a visit, even if it does only take '5 mins' and make a donation, you have paid tribute to these brave volunteers.

Thank Hampshirehogg
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It is open daily between April and early December 10am-4pm. This is subject to staff availability.
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