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
29/12/2018

Nice museum


Shirley F, New Mills, United Kingdom
Visited this museum after seeing a leaflet on it. It's only very small but very interesting from the short film at the beginning to the interactive lighthouse to the great views from the second floor.....on top of all that it's free although donations are greatly received to aid the RNLI. Defiantly worth a visit for adults and children of all ages
tripadvisor
12/12/2018

Interesting museum


ValK866, Petersfield, England, United Kingdom
Though fairly small, the Grace Darling museum is worth a visit. Interesting film to watch at the entrance. Good exhibition.
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, Deeside, United Kingdom
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.
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URL: http://www.rnli.org.uk/gracedarling


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