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.

Ticketing and entry prices for RNLI Grace Darling Museum

Type Entry for Guide price
Free
(Free entrance)
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£0.00
per ticket
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On street parking close to the museum.
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tripadvisor
17/08/2017

Well worth a visit!


SarahW929, Kendal, United Kingdom
The museum is free to get in but we left a donation as the RNLI provide such an important service. I already know the story of Grace Darling heroism but is was good to be reminded of all the facts. My children enjoyed the experience and the activities set up for children. It's definitely worth a visit if visiting Bamburgh.
tripadvisor
16/08/2017

Small interesting museum


Claire L,
On the main road into Bamburgh. Free (although a donation is politely requested to the RNLI) museum with personal artefacts and information on Grace Darling. Child friendly. Great panoramic viewpoint from first floor. Definitely worth a visit. Parking on the road or car parks available. No toilets but there are public loos opposite.

RNLI Grace Darling Museum replied: Thank you for your lovely review, we're delighted to hear you enjoyed your visit and would recommend it to others.
tripadvisor
16/08/2017

Very interesting


TipsyDog, San Francisco
This brings the story of Grace Darling truly alive. And it's free to get in but make a good donation to the RNLI when you go.

RNLI Grace Darling Museum replied: Thank you for taking the time to leave such a nice review, we're glad to hear you enjoyed your visit and the museum helped bring grace's story alive/
tripadvisor
15/08/2017

Support the RNLI!


Jenny T,
We stumbled across this super little museum having no idea it was even here but obviously as soon as I saw it was RNLI we HAD to go in! Very educational and a little emotional reading about the wonderful Grace Darling - would highly recommend for all ages! We then saw the RNLB Grace Darling down at Seahouses station just down the road

RNLI Grace Darling Museum replied: Thank you for your nice review, we're glad to hear you enjoyed your visit. As you say, we are part of the RNLI, and all the money made through retail and donations goes into supporting our crews saving lives at sea, including our neighbouring station in Seahouses.
tripadvisor
15/08/2017

And I thought I knew the Grace Darling story!


Jackie D, Reading, England
I have read many histories of the RNLI and thought I knew about Grace Darling, but what was interesting about this museum, was that covered her whole life and not just her famous rescue. Once you have also taken a boat trip round the Farne Islands, and you put her life into context you are amazed at how she and the family survived in the harsh times of the 19th century.

RNLI Grace Darling Museum replied: Thank you for leaving such a lovely reply. We're delighted to hear you enjoyed your visit, and that we were able to show you something new about her short but eventful life.
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URL: http://www.rnli.org.uk/gracedarling


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