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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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Day out exploring.

My family and I went for a long weekend in Poole and enjoyed walking along the habour when we were... read more

Reviewed 18 October 2016
lisa K
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England, United Kingdom
Visit one of the only surviving Surf class Lifeboats

The Thomas Kirk Wright is a 'Little Ship having served at Dunkirk in 1940. The museum shows the... read more

Reviewed 8 October 2016
Dave C
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Poole Old Lifeboat Museum and Shop | Fisherman's Dock, Poole, England
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Reviewed 18 October 2016

My family and I went for a long weekend in Poole and enjoyed walking along the habour when we were pleased to see the Poole Old Lifeboat Museum. A must see. Lots of reading material and photos of the past that made the trip more...More

1  Thank lisa K
Reviewed 8 October 2016

The Thomas Kirk Wright is a 'Little Ship having served at Dunkirk in 1940. The museum shows the history of the Poole Lifeboat from the past 175 years

1  Thank Dave C
Reviewed 3 October 2016

This is a small but very interesting presentation of some of the history of the RNLI in the area, and well worth spending some while to absorb what is on show. Not the largest RNLI exhibit, but one of the best.

Thank RalphNewell
Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

Free admission though please make sure you make a donation. Run by volunteers, was an old chap there called Dave who served in the Navy during Second World War. Another old lady with him, both were really friendly and informative. Get to see an old...More

1  Thank Barry S
Reviewed 29 August 2016

with the main headquarters for the RNLI you are bound to see new lifeboats and staff learning and trialling the new craft. However do go and see an older historic wooden craft in the old station. Lots of historic data,pictures and equipment. well worth 20...More

1  Thank Tim W
Reviewed 28 August 2016

Great to see what these guys and girls do to ensure safety in the water. Always a fascinating insight for our little girl who loves the life boats. We visited during the 2016 open day where a variety of vessels could be explored in depth....More

Thank djcarlos2001
Reviewed 6 August 2016

Informative, has a bit of the old kit through the ages. The boat has some amazing history - which I'll leave you to find out about! Don't forget to leave a donation!

1  Thank Jon W
Reviewed 1 August 2016

Interesting Museum and very historic. Lot's of data and records available to view. Located at a good point at the harbour with good access to restaurants and shops.

Thank RDSofCambs
Reviewed 28 July 2016

Worth the walk from town, the museum houses the old lifeboat. You can watch old news reels of past rescues and there are lots of photos of past crews and their stories. The lifeboat is amazing to see close up - and to realise that...More

Thank Banksygirl1
Reviewed 18 July 2016

Worth a visit as it is free but it is just of one boat but as in headline don't go in if you are in a wheelchair or have a pray as they will not tell you that you can't get around the front of...More

Thank Ian H
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RussSJ
What are the opening times on a Thursday pls?
31 August 2016|
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Response from John W | Reviewed this property |
It is open daily between April and early December 10am-4pm. This is subject to staff availability.
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