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“Great way to spend a couple of hours”

RNLI College Discovery Tour
Ranked #2 of 23 Tours in Poole
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: See how our volunteer crews and lifeguards are trained with a behind-the-scenes 90 minute tour of RNLI College.
Reviewed 29 September 2013

This is definitely worth spending the time and making the effort to go on. I wasn't able to the last time we went to the RNLI College to stay but I made sure that I made some time to do so on this occasion and I was very pleased I did.

It's not just a tour of the facilities but a history of the RNLI and Poole itself really. The guide was very knowledgeable and a credit to how much interest volunteers can add to an organisation.

The Simulator and visit to the Pool are very interesting to see how the crews train but just understanding the facilities that are available and a small portion of our donations goes towards is a great experience.

Thank Richard F
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Reviewed 20 September 2013

Good tour- well worth a see for anyone interested or involved with watersports/ sailing etc. Its an eye opener to see what these volunteers do to help others. Tour takes 1+half to two hours.
You get to go in the simulator they actually use to train crew and its just a small example of how difficult life can be for them.

1  Thank Sandra O
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Reviewed 18 September 2013

The tour of the College was sooo interesting and we learnt a lot about what the RNLI do both here and abroad. The guide was very informative and friendly. I would say this is an excellent way to spend 90 minutes in Poole and is only £7.50 This is a donation. Do book in advance to make sure..

1  Thank Annholidays
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Reviewed 17 September 2013

Enthusiastic guides, a great cause, great facilities and a very informative tour. Only struggle was parking - closest is Asda but limited to 2.5hrs

1  Thank Philip C
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Reviewed 13 September 2013

Impressive facilities and excellent guides. The briefing on the pool was comprehensive but it was not in use at the time of our visit. We did have access to the Bridge Simulator which emphasised the how far simulation has progressed. The "Hotel" obviously offered good value as did the catering in the Riggers restaurant. Easy access for those with limited mobility.

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Thank Michael D
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