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“Small but perfectly formed”

Grace Darling Museum
Ranked #3 of 7 things to do in Bamburgh
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Activities for older children, Activities for young children
Boroughbridge, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Small but perfectly formed”
Reviewed April 9, 2013

This museum is in the village of Bamburgh on a section of the Northumbrian coast which is awash with visitor attractions. It is a very small museum but is wonderfully put together. It faithfully retells the heroic tale of local girl Grace Darling and doesn't neglect her family's part in the narrative of history. The whole exhibit is easily seen in an hour but is well worth a short detour from the castle and beach. The museum is free but contributions are encouraged to support the work of the RNLI. Not just for a rainy day!

Visited April 2013
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Darlington, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Very nice, free museum.”
Reviewed April 8, 2013

A lovely little museum with lots of facts and collections based around Grace Darling. It didn't cost anything to get in, but we left a donation on the way out.

Visited March 2013
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UK
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17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Worth a visit”
Reviewed April 8, 2013

Pretty small museum, but well put together with some intersetin exhibits. Friendly staff and Admission is free.

Visited April 2013
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17 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Got to visit!”
Reviewed April 6, 2013

The Grace Darling Museum has free entry and was better than some of the museums we paid to visit in the area. An excellent and well kept tribute to Grace Darling and her family who helped rescue stranded passengers from a shipwreck. Well worth visiting the graveyard opposite and the little cottage where she was born - all within a few yards of the museum.

Visited April 2013
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Nottinghamshire
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124 reviews
45 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
“Worth a visit if you're passing...”
Reviewed April 5, 2013

Great little museum dedicated to Grace Darling, showcases the boat she used in the rescue. There are many artefacts and you could easily have a quick ten minute browse or spend an hour here. RNLI shop area on site. Very friendly and enthusiastic staff.

Visited April 2013
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