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Welcome to the home of RNLI crew training

We are delighted that our Hotel, Riggers restaurant, Slipway bar and shop are open to guests and members of the public. Our lunchtime buffet and evening a la carte menus are being served in Riggers Restaurant overlooking 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 [email protected]. For any function or event bookings please email [email protected]

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, 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 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 keep our crew trained, equipped and ready

The RNLI College raises vital funds to help save lives at sea. Funds that our brave volunteers rely on if their mission to save every one is to be successful.

Every £1 you spend at the RNLI College will make a difference, because it will help to provide the kit, training and equipment lifeboat crews need to answer urgent calls for help

Your kind gift today will help our crews save every one they can. Please donate to our appeal and help them get there in time.

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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