RNLI Grace Darling Museum

Overview

Overview

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.

Access information

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

Road directions

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.

Public transport

Arriva Bus X18 goes through the village. For up-to-date timetables please see www.arrivebus.co.uk

Awards

Ticketing and entry prices for RNLI Grace Darling Museum

Type Entry for Guide price
Free
(Free entrance)
1
£0.00
per ticket
Car parking available at RNLI Grace Darling Museum Museums and galleries Attraction Car parking available On street parking close to the museum.
Passenger lift at RNLI Grace Darling Museum Museums and galleries Attraction Passenger lift
 at RNLI Grace Darling Museum Museums and galleries Attraction Wheelchair friendly
Child / family friendly at RNLI Grace Darling Museum Museums and galleries Attraction Family friendly
Celebrity/historic connection at RNLI Grace Darling Museum Museums and galleries Attraction Celebrity/historic connection
Historic/arcitectural interest at RNLI Grace Darling Museum Museums and galleries Attraction Historic/architectural interest
Indoors at RNLI Grace Darling Museum Museums and galleries Attraction Indoors
Credit / debit cards accepted at RNLI Grace Darling Museum Museums and galleries Attraction Credit / debit cards accepted
Open all year at RNLI Grace Darling Museum Museums and galleries Attraction Open all year

An excellent opportunity to immerse yourself in the life of one of our national heroines

tripadvisor
09/10/2019

Wonderful charity run museum

tripadvisor
08/10/2019

Grace Darling - The Original Darling of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI)

tripadvisor
08/10/2019

Good use of a small space

tripadvisor
30/09/2019

Interesting

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19/09/2019
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
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URL: http://www.rnli.org.uk/gracedarling

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