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
10/08/2018

Wow!


Victoria P, Harrogate, United Kingdom
Not a massive museum but it’s certainly worth a visit. Our 8 year old and 4 year old have been talking about Grace Darling non stop since going. It’s free entry and a truly lovely way to honour such bravery.
tripadvisor
10/08/2018

Well worth the visit


gas65, Whitstable, Kent
An excellent little museum maintained and operated by the RNLI which deals with the life of and rescue performed by Grace and her father in the 1830's. Exhibits include the actual boat used in the rescue. Very good for children to visit. Then go across the road to her grave and monument in the churchyard
tripadvisor
09/08/2018

Educational and well presented for all ages


nompere1, stoke-on-Trent
Kept us interested for an hour with audio visual and interactive exhibits. Well worth a visit - need to allow more time to visit the grave in churchyard opposite.
tripadvisor
09/08/2018

Well worth a visit.


Seymour055, Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom
My wife who is a teacher was very interested in visiting this museum as she knew the history relating to Grace Darling & her father which she found very interesting. Again a museum well worth the visit to understand the history of this unique person. A really great attraction.
tripadvisor
05/08/2018

Interesting and Interactive


Dawn W,
A fabulous (and free) little museum just opposite St Aidens Church in Bamburgh. Great displays, sensitively presented. Hands on stuff for young children - light up the lighthouse, dress up box and colouring. A great visit to make if you're going to do a boat trip to the Farne Islands. If you're interested, the houses that Grace Darling was born in and died in are both within a short distance from the museum. A little gem - and the lovely gift shop makes an ideal way to support the RNLI
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URL: http://www.rnli.org.uk/gracedarling


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