Welcome back! We are delighted that our Hotel, Riggers restaurant, Slipway bar and shop are now fully open to guests and members of the public. Our new all day menu is being served in Riggers and on the sea terrace with stunning views across the bay. For all reservation enquiries, please contact our front of house team on 0300 300 7654 or email riggers_restaurant@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 our lifesavers to handle the heat

The RNLI College raises vital funds to help save lives at sea. Never is this more important than during the summer, our busiest time. This summer though, the number of staycations has soared, and our lifeboat crews and lifeguards are facing a relentless season.

Every £1 you spend at the RNLI College will help keep them trained and kitted out so that they’re ready for the next emergency.

Your kind gift today will provide our lifesavers with the backup they need.

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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