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Grace Darling Museum

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Address: Radcliffe Road, Bamburgh NE69 7AE, England
Phone Number: +44 7471 914725
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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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Well worth a visit

Whilst there is no entrance fee there is a collection box for the RNLI & the museum, & I feel our donation the brave men today as well as for the museum to Grace Darling was £10... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Whilst there is no entrance fee there is a collection box for the RNLI & the museum, & I feel our donation the brave men today as well as for the museum to Grace Darling was £10 well spent. It was a fascinating museum & we spent longer looking at the exhibits here than in Bamburgh Castle. The layout is... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This museum is run by the R.N.L.I in memory of the heroine Grace Darling who saved many lives with her father.This museum has been up dated into a modern building with contents of grace and the boat that saved so many.Very Interestingly done and lots of information and video s.There is a gift shop and viewing room over the churchyard... More 

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Thank Jennifer M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a small museum but well worth a visit. Loads of interesting artefacts relating to Grace Darling and the Forfarshire ship, including a log book of the lighthouse keeper which recorded details of wrecks and number of survivors/lives lost. Model lighthouse for children - buttons to push, always a good one. Church opposite also worth visiting.

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Thank Sara O
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Run by the RNLI entry is by donation and well worth the time (allow at least an hour) Located opposite the village church where Grace Darling is buried it tells the story well of how this local girl became a National Heroine. Great views from the upstairs view room

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Cumbria, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Great visit to the museum to learn about local history, didn't stay long but loved seeing the boat and videos. Would definitely recommend visit if you're in the area!

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lancashire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The whole family enjoyed finding out about Grace and her family, her original boat is in the museum and you can see her grave from the upstairs window, we followed this up by visiting the existing lifeboat at Seahouses.

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Thank lancastrians7
Leominster, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is a small, but perfectly formed, museum. there's not a whole lot there, but you get the full story of the heroine and her boat is there, too. It's free entrance, with a couple of videos playing. a small gift shop is at the front. Expect to take no more than half an hour

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Some lovely artefacts of Grace's and a good video. Plenty of interactive things for kids to do and the staff were a delight. Would recommend!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Quite a small museum. It's free. I liked being able to see the actual boat Grace and her father used.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I passed a very pleasant hour in the museum and across the road in the Graveyard where Grace Darling is buried. We both thought we knew the Grace Darling Story but actually there is much more to learn. There are some really good artifacts and the original coble boat. Well worth a visit if you are passing.... More 

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