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Grace Darling Museum

Radcliffe Road, Bamburgh NE69 7AE, England
01668 214 910
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Ranked #4 of 4 Attractions in Bamburgh
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Museums
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London, United Kingdom
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119 reviews 119 reviews
87 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

This excellent museum tells the story of Victorian heroine, Grace Darling, brilliantly. It is well designed & very informative. It also has a nice little shop for postcards etc.Staff are very friendly & helpful. Do go to the upstairs viewpoint worth it for the view, even on a gloomy day. Grace is buried in the churchyard opposite, the church is... More

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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

The museum has artefacts that relate to the Grace Darling sea rescue. It gives detailed accounts of the event and it supports the RNLI for the Farnes.

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Inverness
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

This bijou museum tells the story of Grace Darling which I vaguely remembered from my schooldays. The museum brings the story to life with fine speaker cards and an informative sight and sound presentation. A real insight into the life of Lighthouse keepers in Victorian Britain.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

This museum to Grace Darling just has to be seen. Run & built by the RNLI not only will you be enchanted by the museum but supporting a well worth charity that does such sterling work.

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Scone
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31 attraction reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

The story of Grace is a good one but there's a lot more to the story before and after that sad day from her close family be sure to open the draws below the exhibit cases to get the full story. I really reading enjoy it Also be sure to visit her grave side which is just across the road... More

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

The Museum was in the RNLI shop although small was very good and was free. It is opposite the church where the grave of Grace is. Do do into the church.

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York, United Kingdom
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9 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

I have long been a supporter of the RNLI and so had heard of this museum a long time ago. Just inside the entrance is a short video telling a bit of the history of lifeboats and lighthouses in the area, as well as a bit about the Darling family. The main exhibition is in a darkened room. Although I... More

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Bedfordshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Staff really chatty and helpful. Good short film of Grace Darling resue and artefacts, well worth a visit.

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Cumbria
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63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Don't miss this. A gem and a very dignified and informative museum which is free of charge to enter. The exhibits are very extensive, with original letters carefully stored in drawers which can be pulled out and read, personal effects of the Darling family and their way of life. Make sure to make a donation to keep the museum going...

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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27 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

.... on the one hand, it's great that the RNLI devotes a museum to one of Victorian England's heroines. It's free & it's run entirely by volunteers. On the other hand, it's rather small & feels rather dated with its dimly lit windows. I'd be perfectly happy to pay a voluntary entrance fee for a more beefed up exhibition. (Other... More

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