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Grace Darling Museum

Radcliffe Road, Bamburgh NE69 7AE, England
01668 214 910
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Ranked #2 of 4 attractions in Bamburgh
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Museums
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Blackpool
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27 reviews 27 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

I was very impressed with this small RNLI heritage museum located opposite the churchyard where Grace Darling is buried . Lots of interesting artefacts from her life, very nicely presented including the boat in which she made her daring rescue. Thank you RNLI for providing this free of charge and thanks to the wonderful volunteers who make sure it's open... More

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uk
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35 reviews 35 reviews
8 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

well worth a visit . very interesting . brilliant video . I think everyone should leave a donation or buy something in the RNLI shop to keep this feature going .

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London, UK
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38 reviews 38 reviews
10 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014 via mobile

If you're expecting to spend hours here forget it. The museum is very small and is about one person who was a minor celebrity in Victorian time for rescuing people from a shipwreck in a small boat, this sort of thing led to the RNLI of today. That is why it is most interesting and the museum also celebrates the... More

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South Lanarkshire
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45 reviews 45 reviews
13 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

This is a fascinating museum telling the story of Grace Darling. What a remarkable girl she was and the artifacts, pictures and personal items give an insight to her life. The staff who greet you are very knowledgeable and will answer any questions you have. This is a museum not to be missed and although free, donations to RNLI are... More

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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

A small museum on a single theme, but done really well. Going around the exhibit you get a real feel for Grace Darling and her family, how they lived and the period that they lived in. Naturally, there is also a great deal about the shipwreck and the rescue, including the boat in which Grace and her father went to... More

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Clacton-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Very interesting and informative. We liked the personal details of the people involved, and had previously no idea of the size of boat that was rowed by such a young woman.

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Darlington, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

Very informative and free! Just up he road from our hotel. An illustrated account of lifeboats and the shipwreck which Grace Darling was involved.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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14 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Finally managed to visit this museum, first time since it re-opened following being fully refurbished. I am glad I went though, as a lot of good work has been done to preserve the items on display. Anyone with an interest in lifeboats or maritime history should definitly pay a visit.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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66 reviews 66 reviews
11 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

We hadn't planned to visit the museum after spending time in the church but the weather convinced us that a half hour in this wonderful little RNLI museum would be a good idea; and thank goodness it did. Intimate and delightfully presented, we came out with a real sense of having knowledge of the bravery of Grace Darling and the... More

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

A very evocative museum which really brings back to life the unbelievable courage shown by Grace Darling.

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