See how our volunteer lifesaving volunteer crew and lifeguards are trained with a 90 minute behind the scenes tour of RNLI College.
Each tour is conducted by one of our dedicated volunteer tour guides, providing a passionate and insightful look at the work we do. Tours are available 7 days a week for up to 8 people per tour.
- Monday – Thursday 10.30am and 2pm
- Friday – 10.30 am and 3:30pm
- Saturday – 10.30am and 2pm
- Sunday – 10.30am and 2pm
Spaces go quickly, make sure you book your space. Call 0300 300 7654 or email [email protected].
Please note the tour is a 90 minute walking tour. Wheelchair users are welcome however to allow us to provide the sufficient number of guides to support the tour please make us aware when making the booking. As an active training college, the College Discovery Tour may be changed at short notice due to Crew training requirements that are not suitable for public viewing.
All Weather Lifeboat Centre Tours
Mondays at 11am and Wednesdays at 2:30pm
Learn how our lifeboats are made with a tour of our boatbuilding factory, the All-weather Lifeboat Centre, here in Poole.
- Tours cost £7.50 per person and last 90 minutes.
- With availability limited to a maximum of 12 (split into 2 groups of 6).
- Min age 10yrs old.
As this is a factory environment suitable footwear is required and hi vis vests will be provided. Anyone wearing open toed shoes or high heels will not be able to participate. Please make the team know of any limitations/requirements at the time of booking
Booking is essential please call 0300 300 7654 or email [email protected] for group tour enquiries email [email protected]
Remember every £1 spent at the RNLI helps save lives at sea.
Group tours are now available for up to 30 people (numbers dependant on volunteer tour guide availability). Lunch in a private room can also be arranged for all tour groups. For group enquiries please contact [email protected].