RNLI College Discovery tour

RNLI College Discovery Tours

Tour

Find out how our crews and lifeguards are trained with a behind the scenes 90 minute tour of the 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 here at the College.

£7.50 per adult
£2.50 per child (min 10 years+)
Free to College residents 

During your 90 minute guided tour, you will be given the chance to explore the RNLI College and its training facilities, including our world-class Sea Survival centre, which hosts the wave tank and Lifeboat simulator (subject to availability).

Tours take place daily Monday to Thursday at either 11am and/or 2.30pm, Friday at 3.00pm and Saturday at 11.00am (subject to volunteer availability). Booking in advance is necessary. Please contact reception to book your place on the College Discovery Tour on 0300 300 7654 or reception@rnli.org.uk.

If you have a group of 15 or more people wanting to visit the College for a tour, please contact the College events team, open Monday to Friday between 8am and 5pm on 01202 336 141 or via email at tours@rnli.org.uk.

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Tour times

Day  Morning  Afternoon
 Monday - Thursday  11:00  14:30
 Friday  N/A  15:00
 Saturday  11:00  N/A

Accessibility

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.

Since March 2011 I have had the privilege to be part of a team of more than 30 Discovery Tour Guides at RNLI Headquarters in Poole.

The tour is an opportunity to express thanks on behalf of the crews for their support which enables the crews to do their task of saving lives at sea. 
Volunteer Tour Guide, Gerald Beddard

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

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