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Grace Darling Museum

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Address: Radcliffe Road, Bamburgh NE69 7AE, England
Phone Number: +44 7471 914725
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Tue - Sun 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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, with a stunning view from the first floor. The main gallery includes the boat 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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Great little museum

I visited the Grace Darling museum, in Bamburgh with my 8- year-old daughter. The staff were lovely; we were given a warm welcome. I was impressed with the thought that had gone... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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York, United Kingdom
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York, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I visited the Grace Darling museum, in Bamburgh with my 8- year-old daughter. The staff were lovely; we were given a warm welcome. I was impressed with the thought that had gone into making the exhibition child-friendly. Many of the things were low down and there was a range of buttons to press and holes to put your hands into.... More 

Thank Debbie R
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A wonderful museum detailing the life of a courageous lady. There is so much information in a small space, you need around an hour to do it properly. There is a lot of information and the staff are available if you have any questions. Well worth a visit if you are in Bamburgh. The church is just across the road... More 

Thank Julia L
Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited with our daughters (aged 10 and 9) having taken a boat trip to the Farne Islands in the morning. My daughter had learnt about her at school. It was great to learn more about GD having seen her lighthouse and experienced the choppy waters! Fantastic museum with interactive displays, films, historical artefacts (including the 200 year old 'coble'... More 

Thank FoodieFeedback
Rotherham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Anything you want to know about this amazing lady you will find it all in this place. Although it is a only small it is crammed full of information and personal items belonging to Grace and her family. Accessible for wheelchair users and a lift is available to the 1st floor where you are able to look out over the... More 

Thank Millergirl_13
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Great visit. Very friendly staff and interesting displays. The museum had lots to see despite being free. Good gift shop

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Wolverhampton, UK
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A bit of a Tardis – there was so much more to it than we expected! We didn’t even know it existed before chancing upon it across the road from St Aidan’s Church [also well worth a visit!] where her grave can be viewed. We were delighted to find it and it is suitable for adults and children. The story... More 

Thank Niel-Wolverhampton
Basildon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A great little museum full of information about Grace's life. From the cradle to the grave. Also a fantastic view from the upstairs/lift viewing window. And free!!!!

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Glasgow, Scotland UK
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is a free museum which is in honour of Grace Darling, who helped her father to save the lives of 9 people from a shipwreck 200 years ago. It gives details of her life and gives an insight into the lives of the lighthouse keeper and his family. It even has the boat that was used in the rescue.... More 

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Cupar, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A must visit if you're in Bamburgh. It is a small museum but full of memorabilia, information, items that belonged to the family. An amazing story about a fantastic woman. Interactive & suitable for child & adults of any age!

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Although a small museum, it gives a great insight to Grace Darling's life and well worth a visit. A replica of the boat she and her father used to rescue the passengers and crew makes one wonder how one young woman managed to keep it stable. The Museum is opposite the beautiful church and her grave is in the church... More 

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