Due to crew training there is limited parking on-site. However, local pay and display car parks are within walking distance of the College. If you are travelling by minibus or coach, then please inform the Events team who will be able to advise on the location of the nearest coach parking facilities.
A working venue
Please note that the RNLI College is a working venue and so we cannot guarantee access to the wave tank or simulator due to training requirements.
The building is designed to be fully accessible to all guests and we have two lifts located at the reception for easy access to each floor. Tours are 90 minutes long and there is a considerable amount of walking involved. If any guests will be using a mobility aid on the day, please make us aware in advance so that we can allow sufficient volunteer tour guide support.
On the day
Please arrive at least 10 minutes prior to your start time and inform reception of your arrival. Tours commence from the main College reception at the designated time.
Visit the shop
Save enough time to call into our shop and pick up the perfect gift or souvenir. We’ve got homewares, clothing, tasty treats, toys, greeting cards, and much, much more. Our shops are run by volunteers, and all profits help save lives at sea.
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 2016, our volunteer lifeboat crews rescued 8,851 and save 431 lives. Our lifeguards additionally saved 127 lives and aided 20,538 people last year. And with every £1 spent at RNLI College, you too are helping us provide the training to save lives at sea.
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