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
14/05/2018

She was 5’2” you know


TanyaTim,
A decent little show and a fair amount of interaction. The actual boat, a mini film and a nicely made model of the lighthouse etc. Go, it’s quite a tale. Supporting the RNLI should be something we all do. They are amazing. Personally I give money and always use one of their giftaid envelopes to get a bit more in their coffers.
tripadvisor
10/05/2018

Really interesting museum.


Bluesboy52, Lytham St Anne's, United Kingdom
Visited the Museum, which is free, and really enjoyed a nice 30/40 minutes learning about this amazing young woman. Its a modern museumon two levels, and has many interesting exhibits. Staff helpful too.
tripadvisor
05/05/2018

Wonderful find


MartynRebecca,
My wife learned the story of Grace Darling at school. After25 years of marriage, and her saying how much she loved the story, we finally visited Bamburgh and fell in love with place. The story of Grace Darling’s heroics is incredible and this museum does the story justice, with actual momentos. The panoramic window overlooking the churchyard and coast beyond was perfectly positioned and actually quite moving. If you are in the area, please visit this place.
tripadvisor
02/05/2018

Fascinating place


Dinah C, Ilkley, United Kingdom
We visited the museum during a recent holiday and found it really interesting. There were so many personal items on show, presented in various ways. The story of the rescue really came alive for us. The museum appeals to all ages with some interactive displays. The view from the upstairs window across to the church and Grace Darling's tomb is very good.
tripadvisor
01/05/2018

Interesting


Pam D, Nottingham, United Kingdom
A small but well presented museum telling Grace,'s story. Watch the video and go upstairs for the view of the churchyard. Free entry donations accepted for the RNLI.
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URL: http://www.rnli.org.uk/gracedarling


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