In light of recent government announcements the RNLI College will be closed to the public from Thursday 5 November. If you have a reservation or booking with us at the RNLI College a member of our team will be in contact shortly.
All RNLI shops, museums and visitor centres in England will be closed to the public from Thursday 5 November. We are also reviewing RNLI shops, museums and visitor centres in other parts of the UK and Ireland and the Government guidance in those areas as they also develop. A further update will be available soon. 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. Thank you and stay safe.
We hope to be able to welcome you back to the RNLI College soon.
Training is fundamental to saving lives. Through the training of our own lifesavers and that of our college visitors, we’re making a difference to the number of lives saved at sea. In 2017, our volunteer lifeboat crews rescued 22 people every day, our lifeguards aided 24,044 people and our lifeboat crew launched 8,436 times around the coasts of the UK and Ireland.
And as an award-winning hotel and conference venue, we welcome everyone to come and experience the home of RNLI training. So whether you take a tour, stay with us, eat, drink and relax with us, celebrate with us, conference with us or even get married with us, you’ll be helping to make a difference, whatever you do, where every £1 you spend helps save lives at sea. So you can feel good about your stay with us.
Motivating and inspiring
The RNLI is one big family. And each member contributes in their own way to saving lives at sea. We’re proud to share this inspirational ethos with our visitors at RNLI College. You’ll feel it all around you. And that’s why being here makes you feel good.
Make a difference
RNLI College is a hotel like no other, where every £1 you spend helps save lives at sea. So you can feel good about stay with us.
Explore the sights
It’s the perfect base for exploring Dorset with many attractions right on its doorstep. Just a short stroll to Poole Quay, a short drive to Sandbanks Beach and a short hop on a ferry to the National Trust’s Brownsea Island and the Jurassic Coast.