RNLI Grace Darling Museum

Radcliffe Road
Bamburgh
Northumberland
NE69 7AE

+44 01668 214910

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Grace Darling was 22 years old when she risked her life in an open boat to help the survivors of the wrecked SS Forfarshire on 7 September 1838. With her father, she rowed for over a mile through raging seas to reach them. The courage that Grace and her family showed on that day is now legendary.. Grace was the media celebrity of her day. She was celebrated internationally and was showered with honours, including the RNLI's Silver Medal for Gallantry. The museum, first established in 1938, has been rebuilt and now includes the famous rescue coble, Grace's dresses, letters and family belongings and a cornucopia of commemorative ware. Her story and that of her family are retold using modern audio visual presentations and a model of Longstone. The museum offers: a learning and community room for research and events; exciting new exhibitions; access for all.

Ticketing and entry prices for RNLI Grace Darling Museum

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tripadvisor
16/11/2017

Sweet little gem with great history


Richard H, Bedford, United Kingdom
One of those extraordinary finds. A really sweet little museum and well worth a visit. Loads of genuine Grace Darling artefacts makes the story of her heroism come alive. Make it part of your tour of Northumberland.

RNLI Grace Darling Museum replied: Thank you for your lovely review, we're delighted to hear you enjoyed your visit.
tripadvisor
04/11/2017

Great exoerience


alaska5054, beverley
What a fantastic time I had reading about that truly remarkable woman, Grace Darling. This small museum,which is free to access, is well organized with lots of artifacts relating to her and her family. There is a video presentation and the exact boat that was used in the rescue all those years ago. Excellent staff on hand to supply additional information.

RNLI Grace Darling Museum replied: Thank you for your lovely review, it's great to hear you enjoyed your visit. I'll make sure to pass your comments on to our volunteers.
tripadvisor
02/11/2017

Simply Outstanding


Bruce R, Howden
What a great find this was. The story of Grace and her father setting sail in a rowing boat in a hurricane was told with great exhibits and videos. Well worth the visit.

RNLI Grace Darling Museum replied: Thank you for this lovely review, we're delighted to hear you enjoyed your visit and would recommend it to others.
tripadvisor
25/10/2017

Grace Darling Heroine


Nette H, Runcorn, England, United Kingdom
This place is a must to see the heroism of Grace Darling. Fab artefacts & information regarding Grace's life & act of heroism

RNLI Grace Darling Museum replied: Thank you for your lovely review, we're delighted to hear you enjoyed your visit.
tripadvisor
25/10/2017

Fascinating insight into Grace Darling and her life story


Grahame B, Newcastle under Lyme
A brilliant visit. Loads of detail and wonderful insight into the work of what is now the RNLI. Also the church across the road has a beautiful stain glass window dedicated to Grace.

RNLI Grace Darling Museum replied: Thank you for your great review, we're delighted to hear you enjoyed your visit to the museum and the church.
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URL: http://www.rnli.org.uk/gracedarling


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