RNLI Grace Darling Museum

Radcliffe Road
Bamburgh
Northumberland
NE69 7AE

+44 01668 214910

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Overview

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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Ticketing and entry prices for RNLI Grace Darling Museum

Type Entry for Guide price
Free
(Free entrance)
1
£0.00
per ticket
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tripadvisor
21/05/2017

Wonderful Visit


Happy_Traveller757, Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
We visited the castle and loved the village of Bamburgh so went for a walk and discovered this little gem. The admittance is free and it was such an interesting small museum. Very well thought out and children would enjoy the interactive parts too.
tripadvisor
20/05/2017

Great FREE museum


Dave P, Leeds, United Kingdom
Fanrastic, free museum about Grace Darling's intrepid rescue. Lots of interactive features about life on the lighthouse, an informative film and excellent original artifacts. Helpful staff
tripadvisor
19/05/2017

Splendid little museum


farcelt, leeds
Took a short detour into Bamburgh whilst walking the Northumberland coastal path and found it well worth the visit. This small museum run by the RNLI is packed with information & artefacts relating to the local heroine. Most surprised to find that entry was free so more than happy to make a donation towards the running costs.
tripadvisor
18/05/2017

A local heroine


gilliebeans, nortn lincs
A well equipped and interesting collection especially the boat used by Grace and her father. Small but full of information.
tripadvisor
17/05/2017

Worth a stop over


Lindahollins, Poole, United Kingdom
We called in here on our way to Bamburgh castle. Lovely helpful staff. An interesting exhibition with lots of hands on exhibits for children of all ages. A wonderful exhibition for a very brave girl.
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URL: http://www.rnli.org.uk/gracedarling

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