RNLI All Weather Lifeboat Centre

RNLI College ALC Tours


Visit our world class centre of excellence in lifeboat engineering, production and maintenance situated next to the College. Due to this being a working environment tours take place twice a week and are limited to a maximum of 12 people. 

£5.00 per adult
£2.50 per child (min 10 years +)

The 60 minute tour goes behind the scenes to see where we build new all-weather boats, refit, repair and maintain the all-weather fleet as well as our hovercraft, the College training fleet and other local inshore relief lifeboats.

Tours take place on Wednesday at 4.30pm or Saturday at 10.00am (subject to volunteer availability). Booking in advance is necessary. Please contact reception to book your place on the All weather Lifeboat Tour on 0300 300 7654 or reception@rnli.org.uk.

Tour times

Day Morning  Afternoon
 Wednesday  N/A  4:30pm
 Saturday  10am  N/A


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.

To make a booking call us on +44(0)1202 336 141 or enquire online using the button below

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