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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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What A Girl !

We really did not expect such an interesting and in-depth approach to this Victorian heroine who sadly died only 4 years after the heroic rescue assisting her father in appalling... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
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9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

We really did not expect such an interesting and in-depth approach to this Victorian heroine who sadly died only 4 years after the heroic rescue assisting her father in appalling sea conditions in such a small boat (a coble). Not only were the main exhibits well presented, there was so much more detailed information to see in the pull out... More 

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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79 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Interesting train museum with some excellent 19c trains. Some interactive interpretations for children and platform exhibits. Poor refreshments considering there is nowhere close by to obtain food or drink. Limited opening hours so check before you travel

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

Hello We are not sure that you visited RNLI Grace Darling Museum as we do not have a collection of trains. We hope that you have a great time when you do visit us. More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

This museum has some fantastic exhibits, but it seems to have forgotten what museums are about. They are about education, and information. As I entered I was asked not to take photographs. I do have a big camera, but I know how to turn off the flash! Why no photographs? In recent months I have visited many museums, including the... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to write this review. We are aware that our exhibition lighting is not ideal. We are trying to strike a difficult balance between preserving our small collection and giving visitors the best experience possible. You might have seen several pieces of Grace's hair which have been bleached completely in only 75 years in our... More 

Dalgety Bay, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

A very interesting story well told by the artefacts. Note that many of them are in drawers which light up only when you open them (for preservation). The staff are very knowledgeable and helpful. Don't miss Grace's ornate grave in the churchyard opposite!

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

Thank you for the lovely review. We are glad you enjoyed your visit. More 

Cumbria, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

This museum is a gem. Lots of displays and history about Grace and the area to read. Over the road is Grace's grave in the local churchyard. I didn't realise she was so young when she died. It is well worth a visit and is free although there is a collection box for the RNLI which I'm sure everyone will... More 

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

Thank you for the lovely review. Grace died only 4 years after the rescue. A life tragically cut short. More 

Stowmarket, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 168 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

A place to stop and wonder if we have such people in the UK who would (or be allowed) to undertake such actions. This was a must after our visit to the Farne Islands, RNLI have some very good value gifts on offer. Please as the RNLI do not charge for any visit please leave a donation. Also visit the... More 

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

Thank you for your lovely review. RNLI crew today still have the same values Grace Darling showed, courage, selflessness and dependability. Unlike Grace, our crews are kitted out with the best lifesaving equipment RNLI can provide, all from public donations. We really appreciate your support. More 

Berwick upon Tweed, United Kingdom
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13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

The Grace Darling museum in Bamburgh, Northumberland was established by the RNLI in the 1930's and completely rebuilt in 2007. In the words of the commentary, it's to celebrate the life and heroism of Grace Darling, who famously in 1838 rowed with her father from their home on the Longstone lighthouse on the Farne Islands to a wrecked merchant vessel,... More 

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

Thanks for your informative review. We usually have family trails or activities on over the school holidays. More 

Hereford, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Lovely little museum and the fact it was free was a nice change! Very informative and you can see the grave over the road

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

Thanks you for your lovely review. Grace is buried with her family in the churchyard opposite the museum. Interestingly her original headstone is preserved in the museum, and Grace's original memorial is inside the church. More 

Workington, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Very informative , the people that helped out in the place where very informative and helpful , fascinating tale of a true heroine.

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

Thanks for your lovely review. All of our front of house team are volunteers. We will make sure your tanks is passed on to them. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Was really informative, free parking in the town, great views from the viewing area across the sea to the islands, you get to see the actual boat that was used in the rescues great hour to spend in the town

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

Thanks for your informative review. Bamburgh is a lovely village to spend time in. We have a free trail which takes in all of the places within Bamburgh related to Grace Darling (just in case you needed a reason to have a walk around). More 

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Additional Information about Grace Darling Museum

Address: 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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