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Very interesting!

Wifey and I spent quite a while inside, even though it isn't that big, but there is so much to look... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Keith T
Leicester, England
Good for a quick visit

A very interesting museum with lots to look at plus entrance go's to a very good cause. Also has a... read more

Reviewed 10 August 2018
Ryan G
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Poole Old Lifeboat Museum and Shop | Fisherman's Dock, Poole, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wifey and I spent quite a while inside, even though it isn't that big, but there is so much to look at and read! A real insight into days gone by and some of the incredible rescues carried out by the crews...... and the entrance...More

Thank Keith T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Interesting little place, the old slipways nearby just add to the age of the place. In and out job this one :)

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Reviewed 10 August 2018 via mobile

A very interesting museum with lots to look at plus entrance go's to a very good cause. Also has a small shop

Thank Ryan G
Reviewed 10 August 2018

This museum is a fantastic glimpse back in RNLI Poole history. If you are interested in the RNLI, boats or Poole you will find this museum very intersting. The visit will only take around 10 to 15 minutes and is run by some fantastic and...More

Thank rickyanger
Reviewed 8 August 2018 via mobile

Because of the R.N.L.I. College this has been put on the back burner, but well worth a visit if you are visiting Poole, Dorset

Thank Jeremyjem10
Reviewed 28 July 2018

Came across this as we were walking along the harbour walk last week. Fascinating half an hour looking at an old Lifeboat and reading about the history and fantastic life saving feats carried out Worth a visit to support such a fantastic service

Thank Windymiller186
Reviewed 25 July 2018

I always go to the local life boat museum and shop when ever i go to the coast these brave people need our surport ,please if you go to any costal resort please buy or donate to these brave people, the local history of this...More

Thank Madeleine W
Reviewed 1 July 2018

Know this building well, it is full of old historical photos, pictures and sea objects. The staff are very helpful, chatty and knowledgeable. It is well worth a walk around, despite it^s small size. The little gift area had lots of small souvenirs to purchase...More

1  Thank evelcollins
Reviewed 8 May 2018

Family mooring close by, but never been open whilst about. However, I got lucky and took the opportunity to have a look around. Basically, if you get the chance DO IT! And don't forget the donation at the end ;-)

Thank Tickledtrout23
Reviewed 19 April 2018

After watching the Film Dunkirk what an opportunity to see a boat that was actually there. Great glimpse of how a Lifeboat Station was, caught in time, friendly welcome and I bought something nice!

Thank ir0nlung
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31 August 2016|
Response from John W | Reviewed this property |
It is open daily between April and early December 10am-4pm. This is subject to staff availability.