RNLI Grace Darling Museum

Radcliffe Road
Bamburgh
Northumberland
NE69 7AE

+44 01668 214910

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Overview

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.

Ticketing and entry prices for RNLI Grace Darling Museum

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£0.00
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tripadvisor
08/02/2018

Warm welcome on a cold day.


salfordmasher, London, United Kingdom
This is a gem of a museum. Informative, interactive with beautifully displayed items with just enough information. Great to see the contribution of women in particular to the RNLI celebrated in Grace Darling's name. Lovely warm welcome on a really cold day from the ladies on duty. Absolutely worth a visit if you are up in this lovely part of the country.
tripadvisor
29/01/2018

History


Darticus, Leeds, United Kingdom
Not my cup of tea at first, but what i found myself doing was talking about Grace Darling for most of the evening. When i look back this museum is free of charge, with a interactive way of learning about a very important person in British history. So glad i went, and would recommend this to anyone. Thanks for the experience.

RNLI Grace Darling Museum replied: Thank you for taking the time to leave such a lovely and thoughtful review. It's always interesting to hear about how people experience their visit, and we're delighted to hear that you took so much from it and would recommend a visit to others.
tripadvisor
05/01/2018

Fantastic example of a good museum!


Helen T, Thirsk, United Kingdom
If you are in Northumberland then visit here! A brilliant display of artifacts and stories of Grace Darling, her early life, how she saved lives etc. We were so glad to visit, free entry and enjoyed listening to the videos too.

RNLI Grace Darling Museum replied: Thank you very much for your great review. We're delighted to hear you enjoyed your visit and would recommend the museum to others.
tripadvisor
02/01/2018

Everyone’s history


pars0ns_n0se, London, United Kingdom
Having worked hard to persuade my husband he would love this museum, we were not disappointed. The volunteers are knowledgeable and enthusiastic about the story of Grace and the local coastline. The exhibits are very informative and there is a mixture of information presented to meet the needs of adults, children and the visually impaired. I was so happy to have made time for a wonderful place.

RNLI Grace Darling Museum replied: Thank you for your lovely review. It's great to hear that, after all the hard work you put in, both you and your husband enjoyed your visit. Hopefully we can welcome you again sometime.
tripadvisor
30/12/2017

Great little museum


Sas1512, Canterbury, United Kingdom
Grace Darling was my childhood hero so this visit was a must for me. The visit managed to exceed my expectations. The museum in run by the RNLI and is free to enter. It has been skilfully modernised and show the exhibits beautifully. The best exhibit is the boat used for the rescue and the video of the rescue is very informative. There is a small upstairs room which has a lovely view over the church yard and out to sea.

RNLI Grace Darling Museum replied: Thank you for your kind review. We're delighted to hear the museum exceeded your expectations, and that we did justice to your childhood hero.
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URL: http://www.rnli.org.uk/gracedarling


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