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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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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On street parking close to the museum.
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tripadvisor
20/03/2017

Interesting


Michael R,
Very interesting place to visit, you will learn lots and be amazed with how people used to live and sail.
tripadvisor
18/03/2017

Very interesting


jmair2016, Forfar, United Kingdom
Small and interesting: many artefacts. Staff were so enthusiastic and also helpful. Be sure to visit the Churchyard also. RNLI very deserving of our donations. J. Mair
tripadvisor
10/03/2017

Fascinating and very informative


Sophietuft, Northants
Popped in after we had visited the castle and glad we did. Staff were friendly and very informative. The museum was free which i was very surprised by as the exhibition was excellent quality and incredible artefacts from the wreckage as well as the original row boat used by Grace and her father. Well worth a visit
tripadvisor
05/03/2017

Grace by name and grace by nature.


JimandVee, Warrington, United Kingdom
Very interesting RNLI museum about local heroine Grace Darling. Come inside to find out her story and be amazed at the size of the coble (boat) that she single handedly managed during a raging storm. Do pause in the gift shop on the way out, one day the RNLI may save your life.

RNLI Grace Darling Museum replied: Thank you for taking the time to leave a great review. We hope you enjoyed your visit to the museum and learning about the story of Grace Darling.
tripadvisor
03/03/2017

Definitely worth a visit


Karen L, Newcastle, United Kingdom
Great place to visit and increase your knowledge to the history of Bamburgh and Northumberland. Cottage where Grace was born and her grave are also a few steps aware from this very interesting museum.

RNLI Grace Darling Museum replied: Thank you for leaving a review. We hope you enjoyed your visit to the museum and learning about the story of Grace Darling!
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URL: http://www.rnli.org.uk/gracedarling

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