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
09/12/2018

Grace Darling is a hero


ltaylor1969, Carlton, United Kingdom
I love the Grace Darling story. I first visited when I was 9 on a school trip staying virtually opposite and I still love visiting the museum and the area. She was an inspiration.
tripadvisor
23/11/2018

dont miss it


chris c, mold
we have visited many RNLI sites including our 'local' Moelfre, also a modern purpose built facility but nowhere near as good as this one. great selection of artefacts from Grace's life really brings the exhibition to as well as the time lines and video and of course the helpful staff pointing out where to fins the cottage and memorial in the graveyard
tripadvisor
22/11/2018

Fist visit


Barbara M, Stafford, United Kingdom
A lovely experience, all the more so as we were there when a large junior school party were also there. The kids were absolutely enthralled by the exhibits , as we were. The staff were excellent, and the whole visit worthwhile. We will return.
tripadvisor
08/11/2018

Lovely friendly staff


AbbylovesPeony, Dronfield, United Kingdom
We visited on our last morning in Bamburgh and our 7 year old was particularly pleased to see it as she's been studying the incredible feats of Grace Darling at school. The video was very informative and to see all the original items they have from Grace's family home was fascinating. Definitely worth a visit when you're in town. This is also a quick thank you the lovely lady who works there who fixed my Ted Baker sunglasses for me when I dropped them in the shop! What service! We happily learned about the brilliant idea for Betty's jars in there, we took one and our daughter is already loving filling it up with 5ps. There might not be lots of Grace Darling merchandise but all the usual lovely RNLI things are there and we did purchase a Grace Darling postcard and pencil as our girl was excited to be able to show her classmates when she gets back to school.
tripadvisor
06/11/2018

You Must Visit


S9358LZians, Hartlepool, United Kingdom
Free entry to this modern and very informative museum, it tells a great story. Staff were very attentive and professional. We visited this museum many years ago and the change is unbelievable, a jewel in the RNLI crown.
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URL: http://www.rnli.org.uk/gracedarling


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