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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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A small but informative museum run by the RNLI. Tells the inspiring tale of Grace Darling. Worth a visit by everyone.

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

A small but informative museum run by the RNLI. Tells the inspiring tale of Grace Darling. Worth a visit by everyone.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

My 15 year old daughter suggested a visit here as we were on holiday. Small but very informative. Entry is free. The museum is well laid out and the staff are helpful. We went round it in about 30 minutes but it may take longer with younger children as there are activities such as colouring and dressing up.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This little museum tells an interesting story in a way that children really enjoy. It is worth the short walk away from the castle to find it and you get the great castle views on the way back! Grace was a real life hero and she was young so children and especially girls can be inspired by her. Go here... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

A well laid out free museum run by the RNLI mainly depicting the life of heroin Grace Darling . The film depicting the events of the rescue of the wreck of the SS Forfarshire is particularly informative .

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potton bedfordshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

This is so worth a visit very interesting very helpful staff would definitely recommend a visit if your in this area

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

Thanks for your lovely review. Our volunteers are part of the 95% of RNLI people who give up their time to welcome you in to our museums, sell you things in our shops and save lives at sea. We are glad you enjoyed your visit. More 

Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely visit to the Grace Darling museum, very informative. Very small , but well worth a visit. Grace's grave in the church yard over the road.

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

Thanks for your lovely review. We offer a trail leaflet which takes you around Bamburgh to see all the places in the village relating to Grace's story. We are glad you enjoyed your visit. More 

Selby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Well worth a visit, but on a wet day very busy. Staff fantastic with three 9 year old trying to spend their own money. TIP, go on a dry warm day to get the full experience. This place is free so gi9 a good donation

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

Thanks for your lovely review. We are a busy little site, but we do know that we are quieter on sunny days when everyone would rather be on the beach. Our volunteers try to make sure that regardless of how busy the museum is, everyone has fun. We are glad you enjoyed your visit. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We found this an interesting visit and it's free! Upstairs there were activities for young children, accessible by a lift, and downstairs a film about women in the RNLI as well as a good little RNLI shop. Certainly worth stopping off and seeing.

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

Thanks for your lovely review. We know people don't always have a lot of time, so we try to help you to get the best out of your visit. We are glad you enjoyed the museum. More 

Scarborough, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Educational, never knew so much about a young lady, must of been very brave for what she did, no wonder she was awarded two medals as a result, the museum although small gives you a good insight into what Grace and her father did.

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

Thanks for your lovely review. Grace and her father showed the same sort of bravery our RNLI volunteer crews still show today. We are glad you enjoyed your visit. More 

Leeds, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A must see for anybody who goes in the sea, whether for a paddle as swim or a boat ride, because of the heroic events of Grace Darling and her father we are all much safer in the knowledge the R.N.L.I is available if we get in to trouble. This museum is a gem, dedicated to the short life of... More 

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