Grace Darling was one of the Victorian era’s most celebrated heroines. On 7 September 1838, at the age of 22, she risked her life to rescue the stranded survivors of the wrecked steamship Forfarshire, a feat of bravery which changed her life dramatically.
The RNLI Grace Darling Museum tells the incredible story of this fearless young woman who became a reluctant celebrity. Explore Grace's upbringing and life in the lighthouse, the events of the rescue that propelled her into the limelight and her status as a national heroine.
During your visit, you'll discover personal items and portraits of the Darling family, including the famous boat that Grace and her father used during the rescue. See if you can light up the model of Longstone Lighthouse, and learn more about Grace and other female lifesavers too.
The museum is fully accessible to wheelchair users, with a lift to the first floor.
For more details and to plan your visit, you can have a look at our Accessibility Guide here: https://www.accessibilityguides.org/content/rnli-grace-darling-museum
The museum is located in Bamburgh village, opposite St Aidan's Chruch and a short walk from Bamburgh castle. The village is about 4 miles from the A1 via the B1341 or B1342.
There is free on-street parking nearby as well as a large car-park opposite the castle.
Arriva Bus X18 goes through the village. For up-to-date timetables please see www.arrivebus.co.uk
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