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Poole is easily accessible, with good road, sea and high speed rail links.  

RNLI College is within easy walking distance of the centre of town, Poole Railway Station and Poole Bus Station.  

Southampton Airport is less than 60 minutes away by train. And Bournemouth Airport just over 30 minutes.   

By car

RNLI College is located on West Quay Road, Poole, BH15 1HZ.

General Parking

Due to crew training, on-site pay and display parking for visitors may be limited. There are however local pay and display car parks within walking distance to the College. If you are travelling by minibus or coach then please inform the Events team who may be able to reserve a space for you at the College (subject to availability). 


The nearest large council pay and display car park is Hill Street multi storey, BH15 1NR, which is a short walk from the RNLI College.


Parking for RNLI College Overnight Guests

Car parking from check-in until 11am on your check-out day is included in the room rate. As we are first and foremost a training establishment unfortunately we can’t guarantee parking until 5pm on the day of check-in so alternative parking may be required if you arrive earlier. If you would like to stay later than your 11am check-out, you will need to pay and display for extra time.


Please collect your overnight parking permit from College reception when you arrive. The permit must be displayed in the car for the duration of the stay.
More information on parking in Poole can be found at poole.gov.uk.



By bus

RNLI College is 0.7 miles away from Poole Bus Station. View the local bus services to Poole. The walk between the RNLI and Poole Bus Station goes through Poole town centre and takes about 15 minutes.

Directions: From Poole Bus Station, walk past the KFC and round the corner to the left, following the pavement around the perimeter of the Dolphin Shopping Centre. Walk alongside the flyover and take the underpass under the railway line. Cross the dual carriageway at the pelican crossing and turn left. Walk past Asda until you reach the RNLI College.

Walking directions from Poole Bus Station to RNLI 

By rail

The nearest train station is Poole. Exit the station onto Holes Bay Road (platform 2), from the station or by the subway. Crossing the dual carriageway, turn left and walk onto West Quay Road. RNLI College is just a short walk down West Quay Road, on the right.

Walking directions from Poole Train Station to RNLI 

By bike

There are cycle paths on the road outside the RNLI.

Bicycle racks are available at the RNLI College - padlocks are not provided.

 
 

Contact us


​RNLI College
West Quay Road
Poole
Dorset
BH15 1HZ

Room reservations
Call: 0300 300 7654
Email: reception@rnli.org.uk 

College Reception
Including dining reservations
Call:  0300 300 7654
Email: reception@rnli.org.uk

College Discovery Tours
Call:  0300 300 7654
Email: tours@rnli.org.uk

Group College Tours
Bespoke tours for groups of 15+.
Call:  01202 336141
Email: tours@rnli.org.uk 

Weddings and private events
Call: 01202 663489
Email: private_events@rnli.org.uk 

Conferences and corporate events
Call: 01202 662261
Email: corporate_events@rnli.org.uk

Commercial training
Including team building and use of the Sea Survival Centre.
Call: 01202 662261
Email: commercial_training@rnli.org.uk​​​​​​

Find us 

Poole is easily accessible, with good road, sea and high speed rail links.  

RNLI College is within easy walking distance of the centre of town, Poole Railway Station and Poole Bus Station.  

Southampton Airport is less than 60 minutes away by train. And Bournemouth Airport just over 30 minutes.   

By car

RNLI College is located on West Quay Road, Poole, BH15 1HZ.

General Parking

Due to crew training, on-site pay and display parking for visitors may be limited. There are however local pay and display car parks within walking distance to the College. If you are travelling by minibus or coach then please inform the Events team who may be able to reserve a space for you at the College (subject to availability). 


The nearest large council pay and display car park is Hill Street multi storey, BH15 1NR, which is a short walk from the RNLI College.


Parking for RNLI College Overnight Guests

Car parking from check-in until 11am on your check-out day is included in the room rate. As we are first and foremost a training establishment unfortunately we can’t guarantee parking until 5pm on the day of check-in so alternative parking may be required if you arrive earlier. If you would like to stay later than your 11am check-out, you will need to pay and display for extra time.


Please collect your overnight parking permit from College reception when you arrive. The permit must be displayed in the car for the duration of the stay.
More information on parking in Poole can be found at poole.gov.uk.



By bus

RNLI College is 0.7 miles away from Poole Bus Station. View the local bus services to Poole. The walk between the RNLI and Poole Bus Station goes through Poole town centre and takes about 15 minutes.

Directions: From Poole Bus Station, walk past the KFC and round the corner to the left, following the pavement around the perimeter of the Dolphin Shopping Centre. Walk alongside the flyover and take the underpass under the railway line. Cross the dual carriageway at the pelican crossing and turn left. Walk past Asda until you reach the RNLI College.

Walking directions from Poole Bus Station to RNLI 

By rail

The nearest train station is Poole. Exit the station onto Holes Bay Road (platform 2), from the station or by the subway. Crossing the dual carriageway, turn left and walk onto West Quay Road. RNLI College is just a short walk down West Quay Road, on the right.

Walking directions from Poole Train Station to RNLI 

By bike

There are cycle paths on the road outside the RNLI.

Bicycle racks are available at the RNLI College - padlocks are not provided.

 
 

Contact us


​RNLI College
West Quay Road
Poole
Dorset
BH15 1HZ

Room reservations
Call: 0300 300 7654
Email: reception@rnli.org.uk 

College Reception
Including dining reservations
Call:  0300 300 7654
Email: reception@rnli.org.uk

College Discovery Tours
Call:  0300 300 7654
Email: tours@rnli.org.uk

Group College Tours
Bespoke tours for groups of 15+.
Call:  01202 336141
Email: tours@rnli.org.uk 

Weddings and private events
Call: 01202 663489
Email: private_events@rnli.org.uk 

Conferences and corporate events
Call: 01202 662261
Email: corporate_events@rnli.org.uk

Commercial training
Including team building and use of the Sea Survival Centre.
Call: 01202 662261
Email: commercial_training@rnli.org.uk


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