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
19/06/2017

Great museum. Free


Lee C, Clark
Great views from the viewing platform. Great hosts very imformatve recommended. . .free entry. .....
tripadvisor
18/06/2017

Well worth a visit


Heather Q, Ipswich, United Kingdom
We always pop in here when we are on holiday and always purchase our Christmas cards, and quite often they are reduced in price too! The volunteers who run this place are delightful, totally knowledgeable and very professional. Their gift shop has extremely high quality items and the museum is very well worth experiencing.
tripadvisor
13/06/2017

A great story to tell


dgjh, Leyland lancashire
Enjoyed viewing the exhibits including the boat used in the rescue. Many interesting artefacts and information about Grace's life
tripadvisor
12/06/2017

Enticingly engaging...


John B, Chester, United Kingdom
Even though it is the epitome of a Victorian melodrama in a story beautifully told and frankly very well spun! You really must go if you're in the area. She did a great thing for 5 survivors of a tragic shipwreck ... but sadly 52 people died that night and it was her father that went back for 4 more survivors. It was a brilliantly heroic thing to have done and the museum explains it all in depth and detail with short clip videos and the "real" boat she used (really??) and it is a lovely experience to engage in. You have to marvel at her bravery ... all in the handicap of "Victorian" clothes - argh!! You really have to put your hands in your pockets and support the RNLI - a fantastic team of volunteers who do unbelievable things, often for utter twits ... ie: trying to get to Holy Island an hour and 40 minutes after the final tide time has been called and then having to be rescued by the RHLI - ouch!!!! The museum has just one full time staff member and is otherwise manned by volunteers and the exhibits and artefacts and the whole history is superbly presented. And there is lovely little gift shop too. We went on a wet day and it was a lovely and humbling experience. Please do go - the RNLI needs and deserves your support.
tripadvisor
09/06/2017

Stunning reminder of the RNLI origins


Sharon H,
This is a hidden gem. Free to enter and some truly amazing things to see and read. The film about grace darlings famous rescue is mind blowing and a sombre reminder of the dangers at sea.
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URL: http://www.rnli.org.uk/gracedarling

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