All shops and museums, as well as the RNLI College, will close or open as current Government guidance in those areas allows, and is subject to local RNLI operations and volunteer availability. Our lifeboat stations remain operational but are not open to visitors.
Our lifeboats will continue to launch to those in peril at sea. We urge you to follow government instructions. But if you are at the coast, please take extra care and follow our safety advice.
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 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.
The health crisis has hit our charity hard. The drop in our income is expected to be millions. Yet our volunteer lifeboat crews are busier than ever. This Christmas, they’ll be on call 24/7, ready and willing to save lives. Just as they have been throughout the health crisis. They will launch around 100 times, leaving their own loved ones at a moment’s notice to rescue someone else’s. You’re the lifesaver they need to bring each other - and those they rescue - home safe.
Every £1 you spend at RNLI College will help to keep our lifeboat volunteers trained and equipped to brave the unexpected - and come home safe - which is the best Christmas present they, and their families, could receive. Thank you.