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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Type Entry for Guide price
Free
(Free entrance)
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£0.00
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tripadvisor
18/04/2017

worth a visit


hsasmith, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
this was worth a visit. Theres plenty of info and it's well laid out. the video is worth a watch. easy to find.
tripadvisor
17/04/2017

Wonderful and inspiring


David C, Chelmsford, United Kingdom
Well worth a visit, free exhibition and well presented with many historical artifacts.The story of the family and their lives as well as the famous resue are well told in video and model exhibits all of which are interactive and very easy to understand. The up stairs panoramic view window is well labeled to indicate the sites of this local but national heroine. A must see in Bamburgh and as always remember to drop a few pennies in the RNLI collection pot.
tripadvisor
15/04/2017

This is a must


sanjo12016, Selby, United Kingdom
This is a must see, as she was a brave girl to help her father save those people.It has been renovated since the last time we visited and it has been done well. We also visited her grave which is in the church yard opposite.
tripadvisor
14/04/2017

Family visit to Grace Darling museum


Kathryn H, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
This museum is situated opposite the cemetery in Bamburgh. On entering we were greeted by a friendly volunteer who told us the route around the museum and the children's activity room upstairs. The museum is very informative of the events that took place on a stormy night when Grace and her father saved nine survivors from the rocks after their ship was wrecked in the storm. The artefacts from that day are displayed including the cobble they rowed out in the high sea! If you pay attention to the information about the light house and how it works, you will be able to switch the light house light on. After soaking up the information downstairs we went upstairs to the activity room where we spent time creating our own art/craft pictures. On our way out the friendly volunteers rewarded us with a treat for our creative efforts. A great way to spend a morning in Northumberland.

RNLI Grace Darling Museum replied: Thanks for taking the time to leave a review. We are glad you enjoyed your visit to the museum and spent some time in our activity room. Hope you'll come back and see us again soon!
tripadvisor
13/04/2017

Historical Interest


Artesia_10, Manchester, United Kingdom
Well worth the visit. The free entry museum is well thought out and provides a fascinating insight into the life and achievements of Grace Darling, an early example of the dedication of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution. Great for both children and adults alike. Thoroughly recommended.

RNLI Grace Darling Museum replied: We are glad you enjoyed your visit to the museum. Thanks for taking the time to leave a review!
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URL: http://www.rnli.org.uk/gracedarling

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