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Poole Old Lifeboat Museum, Poole

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  • The museum was closed when we walked past which was a shame. We did peek through the windows and it looked pretty interesting. Just a shame it was closed really.  more »
  • This museum has a great example of what lifeboats use to be, with a lifeboat used in the Second World War. Poole has a strong history with the RNLI with its college only 10 minute walk. You can see th...  more »
  • This was a lucky find as we were simply out for a stroll The lifeboat in its original house is running and there are plenty of stories of brave rescues on the walls Please make a donation to support t...  more »
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  • Excellent small free museum crammed with interesting detail and newspaper cuttings of rescues. Besides an original lifeboat. Small shop with postcards.
  • Food fantastic bit more expensive but we'll worth every penny
  • Fascinating place full of local history and housed in the original Poole Lifeboat Station. Well worth a visit.
  • A wonderful example of how brave the RNLI an especially knowing that they are all volunteers. The boat in the shed is from the 1940s in was used in the Second World War II rescue ship mate. The boat is far from technical and and is very basic compared to today's boats. This is well worth a visit as it is free and it gives you a wonderful insight into the history of the service. All the service of is that you had a small donation at the ends and I would implore everyone to do so.
  • Volunteer staffed museum with an incredible insight into the history of the RNLI and Poole. Great little gift shop too, ask for a bag of the Seagull Droppings!
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