Welcome back! We are delighted that from 17 May our Hotel and Riggers restaurant will re-open to guests and the public. The RNLI College shop reopens on 21 May and our new alfresco dining area is already open and welcoming guests to experience our new all-day menu and stunning views across the bay. For all reservation enquires call our front of house team on 0300 300 7654 or email on reception@rnli.org.uk

Safety information for guests

RNLI College in Poole is the home of RNLI training, where willing lifeboat volunteers from across the UK and Ireland are trained to become able crew members.

It’s also a hotel, conference venue, wedding venue and event venue like no other - a home from home for our family of supporters.

When you stay at the RNLI College hotel, eat in the restaurant, drink at the café bar, buy gifts in the shop, attend an event or a tour, or host your corporate or private event here, every £1 you spend helps save lives at sea. And you’ll be in good company too, rubbing shoulders with our brave lifesavers.

Formerly known as the Lifeboat College, RNLI College is a centre of training excellence, not only for our lifeboat crews but for our seasonal lifeguards too. RNLI College Discovery Tours (currently postponed) take you behind the scenes so you can see our world-class training facilities first-hand, including the Sea Survival Centre and lifeboat simulator.

You’re welcome at the RNLI training college any time. And you can even buy RNLI College gift vouchers to share your lifesaving experience with your crew.

Every £1 you spend will help the crew answer their next call

RNLI College raises vital funds to help save lives at sea. Never is this more important than during the summer, our busiest time. Last summer, RNLI lifeboat crews saved 10 lives every week, on average. With more families booking holidays in the UK and Ireland, they could be facing their busiest summer ever.

Every £1 you spend at RNLI College will help keep our lifesavers trained and equipped so they’re ready for the next emergency.

Your kind gift today will help keep our crews ready.

Thank you.

Barmouth Lifeboat Crew pose for a group photo
Every £1 you spend at the College helps save lives at sea.

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Will you answer our Mayday call?

RNLI lifesavers are used to answering emergency calls, but today they’re putting out a call of their own. Your kind donation could help them carry on saving lives during their busiest time. Will you answer that call?