Old Lifeboat Station, Poole
Poole Lifeboat station has had a somewhat peripatetic existence. The first station was built at North Haven in 1865, and the boat was launched from Sandbanks beach.
In 1882 it moved to the building featured here at Fishermanʼs Dock, now known as the Old Lifeboat Station. In 1939 Poole received its first motorised lifeboat, the Thomas Kirk Wright which is still housed in this building.
Then in 1974 the lifeboat station moved to Lilliput Marina, before finally ending up back on Poole Quay up by the lifting bridge in 1989.
As well as the Thomas Kirk Wright, the Old Lifeboat Station now houses a small museum and RNLI shop. It is open most days in the summer. Check the official site detailed below for details.
Just outside the museum is the USCG Rescue Flotilla 1 Memorial.