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.

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tripadvisor
15/04/2019

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bdon257, Morpeth, United Kingdom
Four of us came back to visit this interesting museum. The story of this young local Victorian heroine is well told here with artefacts, and of course the actual coble in which the rescue took place. This free museum relies on donations, so it is important to help support the organisation. Grace’s burial place is in the adjacent church yard just over the road. A really worthwhile attraction and certainly worth a visit.
tripadvisor
11/04/2019

Tiny but interesting


Q3603DVanthonyc, Wigan, United Kingdom
Great little museum that retells the story of the Grace Darling rescue. Good range of artefacts and film of the rescue is really interesting. It's free to visit
tripadvisor
10/04/2019

Interesting stuff.


Sandyseas, Scarborough, United Kingdom
Worth a visit if you're in Bamburgh. Entry is free but personally I think they should charge a small fee, we gave £5 each for the RNLI for their invaluable work. Very interesting with interactive displays. Great view from the upstairs window of the church (also worth a visit) and sea.
tripadvisor
10/04/2019

A must


Robtt, North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
If you only visit one museum while In Northumberland this is the one ! Its not so much the actual museum it’s the subject. Grace Darling was a wonderful woman . And so was her Dad, who is a bit forgotten. It’s a free museum but please give a decent donation as it’s an RNLI establishment. The kids will love it as there is plenty of hands on exhibits. But the adults will also enjoy the story of this amazing woman and her family. It makes a difference when the hero is not some general ,royalty or super rich. Just an ordinary woman who risked her life for others. When finished go over to the Churchyard and see Graces tomb and also the gravesites of her other family members.
tripadvisor
09/04/2019

Excellent


lisagriffwood, Bolton, United Kingdom
Entry is free but they suggest a £1 donation per person which is fair. Nice little museum with lots of interactive things for kids to do, would definitely recommend a visit.
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URL: http://www.rnli.org.uk/gracedarling


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