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
21/02/2017

Brilliant Museum for a brave woman


David C, Appleton, United Kingdom
Visited despite never having heard of Grace Darling before this - thought she was something to do with the Darling family in Peter Pan! Anyway clearly supported by the RNLI and sharing facilities this small but well equipped museum helps to tell the story of this wonderful and courageous young woman . Lots of descriptive and informative displays and even the very boat that she helped her father row out to rescue passengers after a wreck on rocks of the shore close to here. Free entry but as always a donation to the RNLI always welcome.
tripadvisor
01/02/2017

Excellent free attraction with brilliant staff and just enough information


spaceman28, UK
We were warmly welcomed here on a quick visit to Bamburgh. The ladies on reception were informative and friendly and the museum told the Grace Darling story well. It was a small but well planned out museum. We liked the video at the start about women's contribution to RNLI too - a nice idea.
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.
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URL: http://www.rnli.org.uk/gracedarling

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