Grace Darling was one of the Victorian era’s most celebrated heroines. On 7 September 1838, at the age of 22, she risked her life to rescue the stranded survivors of the wrecked steamship Forfarshire, a feat of bravery which changed her life dramatically.
The RNLI Grace Darling Museum tells the incredible story of this fearless young woman who became a reluctant celebrity. Explore Grace's upbringing and life in the lighthouse, the events of the rescue that propelled her into the limelight and her status as a national heroine.
During your visit, you'll discover personal items and portraits of the Darling family, including the famous boat that Grace and her father used during the rescue. See if you can light up the model of Longstone Lighthouse, and learn more about Grace and other female lifesavers too.