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Grace Darling Museum

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Address: Radcliffe Road, Bamburgh NE69 7AE, England
Phone Number: 441668214910
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Description: RNLI Grace Darling Museum tells the story of Grace and her father's heroic...
RNLI Grace Darling Museum tells the story of Grace and her father's heroic rescue of nine survivors of the wreck of the SS Forfarshire in September 1838. The museum is a small site, will a stunning view from the first floor. The main gallery includes the coble Grace and her father rowed to the rescue. RNLI Grace Darling Museum is a family friendly site with trails, activities and temporary exhibitions during school holidays. We look forward to welcoming you.
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Very interesting, free admission, staffed by RNLI volunteers fundraising for the RNLI. Grace Darling's actual coble is on display. What a pity she died so young of TB.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
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Dalry, United Kingdom
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Dalry, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Very interesting, free admission, staffed by RNLI volunteers fundraising for the RNLI. Grace Darling's actual coble is on display. What a pity she died so young of TB.

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

We were greeted by a lovely friendly lady as we walked in, giving us some information on where everything was. It is Free to visit the museum and it was on two floors. Everything was kept in dim lighting behind glass to try and preserve it which is understandable. But we were still able to see everything and read all... More 

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Macclesfield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

This is a smallish museum, compact but full of interesting information. It is good for children and adults alike, with plenty to see and interact with. There are interesting insights into the life of the Darlings and Grace's life after having fame thrust upon her.

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Do visit this, wonderful interactive display, I informative and interesting, lots to look at .beautifully displayed and free.

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Marlborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Interesting and thought provoking museum telling the story of Grace Darling and the work of the RNLI.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Nice little museum . Free entry but more than happy to give a donation to RLNA. Warm and friendly atmosphere , all situated in the centre of Bamburgh.

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north northumberland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Informative and interactive for the kids.. don't forget to go over to the church yard opposite to see Graces grave and if possible the church, its beautiful...

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paisley
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Spent a good hour going round the exhibits. I had heard of grace darling when I was a child. Loved seeing the information film and seeing the actual rowing boat used in the rescue. A good viewing gallery and gift shop. Worth a visit.

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Ellon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

This small museum was really interesting. They have the actual boat used by Grace and her father during the rescue, along with a good video presentation. The exhibits tell not only the story of the rescue, but also give a good overview of the context of the times. There is plenty of parking in the free car park across the... More 

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Chippenham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Parked in the car park near the castle, which was free, and then walked to the museum. The museum is vey informative about the Darling Family . You can see the boat that Grace and her Father used in the rescue.

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Grace D, Manager at Grace Darling Museum, responded to this review

Hi, Thanks for your lovely review. Grace's coble is probably our star item. It was originally built for Grace's family to use to get from Longstone Lighthouse to the mainland for supplies. The coble was only called 'Grace Darling' after the rescue, it probably didn't have a name before. The coble is very big for one person to handle and... More 

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Additional Information about Grace Darling Museum

Address: Radcliffe Road, Bamburgh NE69 7AE, England
Phone Number: 441668214910
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Northumberland  >  Bamburgh
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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