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
06/01/2017

Fascinating insight into a remarkable lady


geordie9Kent, Sevenoaks, United Kingdom
Well worth visiting here (entry is free) to find out the history of this incredible woman who 's act of bravery saved a number of lives whilst putting her own at risk. There is an RNLI shop in the museum and as they run the museum free of charge would suggest parting with a few pounds in the shop to help support them

RNLI Grace Darling Museum replied: Thank you for taking the time to leave your review. We are glad you had an informative visit and enjoyed learning about the story of Grace Darling and the RNLI.
tripadvisor
13/12/2016

Small but well thought out museum


vicky g, Newcastle, United Kingdom
Spent half an hour on a rainy day here. Very interesting an engaging exhibit on the RNLI and the history of Grace Darling. The museum, although very small is very well laid out and tells a fascinating story. And it's free though do make a donation!! Don't forget to stop by the church and churchyard across the road - one of the most beautifully located churches in the country for sure.

RNLI Grace Darling Museum replied: It sounds like you enjoyed your visit to the museum. Thank you visiting and taking the time to leave a review.
tripadvisor
07/12/2016

Well worth a visit


Peter D, Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
We visited the museum, more by lack of choice than desire. It was a stormy wet day in this lovely village and there was little to do. We were glad that we found it. The museum run by courtesy of RNLI volunteers provided us with a very pleasant, informative time. Centred, of course around the heroic exploits of Grace Darling and her father, it provided much more. It provided an insight into the life style endured rather than enjoyed by the local Northumbrian people. It provided a view of life before modern transport infrastructure, when a voyage up the coast was considered a better option to the stagecoach. It also highlighted the sterling lifesaving work that the RNLI provides on a daily basis.

RNLI Grace Darling Museum replied: Thank you for taking the time to visit the museum. We are glad you enjoyed your visit learning about Grace Darling and the work of the RNLI. Many thanks for leaving such a positive review.
tripadvisor
29/11/2016

Very informative


The_palatable_pair, United Kingdom
A very informative interactive little museum for anyone interested in the story of Grace Darling and the famous rescue. The museum is situated opposite the graveyard in which Grace was buried. It has no immediate parking but disabled visitors can park on the yellow lines using a blue badge. We spent about half an hour in the museum. The walls are adorned with a great deal of information to read about the contents of the glass fronted displays. There are several displays with pull out drawers containing more information. There is an interactive light house which lights when buttons are pressed, I suspect this is provided to entertain bored children whilst others read the walls! The main feature is the actual coble, the rowing boat used in the rescue. It's very humbling to stand next to this small boat and imagine anyone setting to sea in a storm in it, and she only in her twenties. The story of that day is portrayed in a series of information cards displayed in front of the boat along with a list of those succumbed in the shipwreck. There is also an area on the first floor, a viewing area overlooking the graveyard where Grace Darling lies. There is a lift for disabled visitors wishing to take advantage of the view. There is a small gift shop selling quality items. I suggest you make a donation during your visit to show your appreciation as entry into the museum is free.

RNLI Grace Darling Museum replied: Thank you for taking the time to visit the Grace Darling Museum. We are pleased you enjoyed your visit - it sounds like you had a wonderful time learning about Grace Darling and the work of the RNLI.
tripadvisor
26/11/2016

Worth a visit


tracy m,
We were staying in Bamburgh for a long weekend in the cottage next to where Grace Darling was born. The museum had lots of artefacts and information about Grace's life. The ladies in the shop were very friendly and helpful so worth a visit.

RNLI Grace Darling Museum replied: Thank you for your lovely review. We are pleased that you had an informative visit to the museum. We will ensure that your kind comments are passed onto our volunteer team.
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URL: http://www.rnli.org.uk/gracedarling

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