Following the PM’s recent announcement we are pleased to share that we are starting to welcome back hotel guests to the RNLI College from 17 May 21 and our sea terrace will be open for all for alfresco dining from 12 April 21 as current Government guidance allows.

We look forward to welcoming you back! 

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 bring the crew home safe

RNLI College raises vital funds to help save lives at sea. But when lockdown forced it and all RNLI shops to close, and fundraising events to be cancelled, the money that would usually help give our lifesavers everything they need just never came in. And now there's the extra cost of essential PPE like face masks and gloves. 

Nothing could have prepared our volunteers for the pandemic. But they kept on answering the call to rescue, 24/7, ready and willing to launch to the rescue. Now they need your help. To bring hope to the brave volunteers who give up so much to save others.

Every £1 you spend at RNLI College will help to keep our volunteer lifeboat crews trained and equipped to launch and save lives. Give them the gift of hope this spring. 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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