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
10/10/2017

It makes you think.


markwallace, Huddersfield
This is a free RNLI museum that needs to be visited,it makes you realise what Grace Darling and her father achieved.Lots of things on display including the boat used in the rescue.After the museum visit I am sure a donation to the RNLI will be made.

RNLI Grace Darling Museum replied: Thank you for your lovely review, it's great to hear you enjoyed your visit. And thank you for your donation to the RNLI.
tripadvisor
08/10/2017

The Full Story


Colin T,
What a wonderful museum, the displays are professionally shown, very informative.To get an incite into her short life and times, a must visit! The attendant staff were welcoming and knowledgeable--thank you.

RNLI Grace Darling Museum replied: Thank you for your lovely review, we're delighted to hear you enjoyed your visit so much and would recommend it to others. I'll pass on your positive comments to our volunteers.
tripadvisor
07/10/2017

Visit to the Museum


mullfiona, Dundee, United Kingdom
A few weeks ago I visited this museum. It brought the events of the rescue very much to life.I liked the pictures of this exceptionally brave young girl and the boat. The shop is good. I bought a pen with other attachments.Also bought a book and a colouring in book.For Christmas presents. I was sad to learn that Grace died so young. I have wondered if she has any descendants It is well worth seeing.

RNLI Grace Darling Museum replied: Thank you for your lovely review, we're delighted to hear you enjoyed your visit to the museum and the shop. Grace had eight brothers and sisters, many of whom had children, so there's still quite a few Darlings out there.
tripadvisor
05/10/2017

Childhood Hero


PostcardLass, Leicester, United Kingdom
It was great to see first hand the boat and learn a bit more about Grace and her family. I am of the generation who learnt about her from the TV Program Blue Peter. I was amazed at the size of the boat, it looks quite big and heavy and how Grace and her father managed to row out to those poor people in that weather took great courage. Good layout and a good video Very friendly, and helpful Volunteers they must be very proud of this museum. I Highly recommend this museum and its free

RNLI Grace Darling Museum replied: Thank you for your lovely review. We're delighted to hear you enjoyed your visit and that we were able to give you more information about your childhood hero.
tripadvisor
05/10/2017

A Museum for All


crunchie3, Leighton Buzzard, United Kingdom
We went to the museum after visiting Grace Darling's Grave in the churchyard opposite the museum, the museum was full of interesting facts about Grace's famous rescue, free entrance.

RNLI Grace Darling Museum replied: Thank you for your lovely review, it's great to hear you enjoyed your visit.
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URL: http://www.rnli.org.uk/gracedarling


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