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RNLI College

RNLI College

About

The RNLI College is the home of the RNLI. Crew members from across the UK and Ireland come here to train to be lifesavers. So when you stay at the hotel, eat at the restaurants, or host your event here, you’ll be rubbing shoulders with our lifesavers. And every £1 you spend at the College helps 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 2017, our volunteer lifeboat crews rescued 22 people every day, our lifeguards aided 24,044 people and our lifeboat crew launched 8,436 times around the coasts of the UK and Ireland.

And as an award-winning hotel and conference venue, we welcome everyone to come and experience the home of RNLI training. So whether you take a tour, stay with us, eat, drink and relax with us, celebrate with us, conference with us or even get married with us, you’ll be helping to make a difference, whatever you do, where every £1 you spend helps save lives at sea. So you can feel good about your stay with us. 

Motivating and inspiring

The RNLI is one big family. And each member contributes in their own way to saving lives at sea. We’re proud to share this inspirational ethos with our visitors at RNLI College. You’ll feel it all around you. And that’s why being here makes you feel good.

Make a difference

RNLI College is a hotel like no other, where every £1 you spend helps save lives at sea. So you can feel good about stay with us.

Explore the sights

It’s the perfect base for exploring Dorset with many attractions right on its doorstep. Just a short stroll to Poole Quay, a short drive to Sandbanks Beach and a short hop on a ferry to the National Trust’s Brownsea Island and the Jurassic Coast. 

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Child (min 10 years)£2.50 per person per day
Per Tour£7.50 per ticket

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.

Opening Times

Tour Times (1 Jan 2019 - 31 Dec 2019)
DayTimes
Monday - Thursday11:00 - 12:30*
14:30 - 16:00*
Friday15:00 - 16:30*
Saturday11:00 - 12:30*
Dates and times marked with a '*' are provisional and may be subject to change
West Quay Road
Poole
Dorset
BH15 1HZ
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