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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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Small museum dedicated to the story of Grace Darling and her heroic rescue. Well put together, presented and interactive museum both child and adult friendly. Worth a visit.

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 3, 2015
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

Small museum dedicated to the story of Grace Darling and her heroic rescue. Well put together, presented and interactive museum both child and adult friendly. Worth a visit.

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Kingston
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

I spent a very happy hour passing the time, and thinking about the life of a tough, sturdy light house keepers daughter, her potentially maligned father, their joint bravery just to go to sea in the waves around the farne islands in a rowing boat, let alone rescuing men from the rocks. It is a very Victorian moral tale -... More 

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

Thank you for your lovely review. Grace's story has been used through the generations, showing the power of Grace and William's bravery. The story still has the power to stun and impress. We are glad you enjoyed your visit. More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 via mobile

This is a fantastic place to visit. The story of the darling family is fascinating. The exhibits are amazing. I loved it here. The video of the rescue had me in tears such a miracle that Grace and her father survived let alone rescued others. Please visit if you can. Thankyou to the well informed, welcoming volunteers x

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

Thank you for your lovely review, we are really glad you enjoyed your visit. Grace and her father William had a difficult decision to make; they knew that they couldn't row back against wind and tide by themselves. Grace and her father went to rescue people they hoped could help tem row back to the lighthouse. William and two of... More 

Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

I always remembered the story of Grace Darling from primary school but the museum brought to life the story of Grace, her family and the rescue after the Forfarshire tragedy. The museum is a small but well designed space and is packed with information, personal items, photographs and documents related to Grace. There is also a widescreen digital video presentation... More 

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

Thank you for a fantastic review. You are right, Grace and her father acted out of what they considered to be their duty. They did not seek the celebrity status which was bestowed upon them. Today our volunteer crews have the same selfless determination to help those in difficulty and modesty about their actions. More 

Meriden, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

I don't normally visit museums, but called in here to learn a bit more about Grace Darling. It was quite a moving experience, and makes you realise both just how brave Grace and her father were, and how good the RNLI is

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

Thank you for your lovely review. RNLI relies on public donations to save lives at sea. 95% of our people are volunteers. Like Grace, our volunteer crews selflessly go out to rescues not knowing what they are going to find. Today our crews are provided with state of the art lifejackets, kit and boats to keep them as safe as... More 

Warrington, England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

A very well designed and interesting small exhibition about Grace Darling with free entry! Well worth a visit.

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

Thank you for your interesting review. Our building was extensively refurbished from 2002 to 2007. Local architects helped us make the most out of a small space. The building also has unusual features, our heating is powered by a ground source heat pump and is insulated with sheep's wool. We're glad you appreciate it. More 

Wirral
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Great welcome from the moment we entered the museum. A very enthusiastic and knowledgeable man explained the history of the museum and heroic action of Grace Darling. The displays are well presented and to see the actual 'boat' used in the rescue is a real treat. I would highly recommend you visit this amazing museum

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

Thank you for your lovely review. RNLI Grace Darling Museum have a team of very friendly and dedicated volunteers who welcome all of our visitors. 95% of RNLI people are volunteers doing all sorts of things from welcoming visitors to our museums all the way through to crewing our lifeboats. They are all amazing and we are glad our volunteers... More 

Carlisle, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

This place is free to enter which was nice. Very interesting film about grace and what happened on that stormy night. Very nice lady as we entered, letting us know what to do. lovely little gift shop which was also reasonable. Grace is buried at the church opposite. We had a look in the church which was beautiful.

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

Thank you for your lovely review. RNLI Grace Darling Museum relies on our friendly front of house volunteers to welcome all of our visitors, we are really glad you enjoyed your visit. More 

South Shields, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

We had a few hours in Bamburgh and spotted the museum and thought we would wander in. It is free entry and very well kept with some interesting exhibits and an informative video Well worth a visit Found out lots we didn't know

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

Thanks for your review. Lots of our visitors just pop in after spotting us in Bamburgh. RNLI Grace Darling Museum is quite small, so popping in for a short visit is ideal; you can always come back for a longer visit later. More 

Birmingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

What a great building, just opposite the Grace Darling memorial. Highly informative displays, with lots of interactives and an excellent video giving the historical background to the famous rescue. And the actual coble boat that she rowed. With her father, of course!

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

Thank you for your review. Our building was built from 2002-2007 and includes some really unusual design features. Our underfloor heating is powered by a ground source heat pump and we are insulated using sheep's wool. The building was designed by local architects and has a large number of hidden cupboards to make the best use of the small space. More 

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