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


Tours are 60 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.

To make a booking call us on +44(0)300 300 7654 or enquire online using the button below

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