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.

Ticketing and entry prices for RNLI Grace Darling Museum

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(Free entrance)
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£0.00
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tripadvisor
19/02/2018

Really enjoyable


peterpiperpickedapec, london
I remember the story of Grace Darling from my childhood so this Super little museum telling the story very effectively was a real bonus. It’s situated opposite the church where she is buried and remembered in the stained glass. Well worth the time to visit the children will enjoy it too.

RNLI Grace Darling Museum replied: Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. It's wonderful to hear you enjoyed your visit, hopefully we get to welcome you again sometime.
tripadvisor
16/02/2018

Really interesting stop off


Jeremy R,
A quick tour before a meal in Bamburgh. Lovely friendly little museum that tells a dramatic local story; brought to life very effectively.

RNLI Grace Darling Museum replied: Thank you for your lovely review, it's great to hear you enjoyed your quick visit
tripadvisor
16/02/2018

Excellent museum


petez5, North East England
This museum is small but well worth visiting. There is a lot of interesting information about the life of Grace Darling and it is presented in different ways including information boards, videos, interactive displays and artefacts. Nice RNLI gift shop and friendly and welcoming staff, there were also some craft activities for children upstairs. Entry is free with no pressure to donate to the RNLI although it seems reasonable to do so given the quality of the museum.

RNLI Grace Darling Museum replied: Thank you for your lovely and detailed review. We're delighted to hear you enjoyed your visit and would recommend it to others.
tripadvisor
13/02/2018

Cute little museum


nicmcB, Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom
Our daughter was keen to visit after studying Grace Darling at school. It was free to get in and really worth a visit.

RNLI Grace Darling Museum replied: Thank you leaving this lovely review, it's great to hear you and your daughter enjoyed your visit.
tripadvisor
09/02/2018

Excellent small museum


Stuart B, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Walking around Bamburgh, spotted this is just on one side of “The Middle”... A couple of very effective and informative videos tell the tale of both the RNLI and Grace Darling, whilst a wide variety of memorabilia and artefacts support them... The upstairs panoramic window has quite a view, including the Grace Darling memorial at the church opposite...

RNLI Grace Darling Museum replied: Thank you for your lovely review, we're delighted to hear you enjoyed your surprise visit.
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URL: http://www.rnli.org.uk/gracedarling


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