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“Well worth a visit and free!”

Grace Darling Museum
Ranked #2 of 7 things to do in Bamburgh
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: The 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: Activities for older children, Activities for young children, Wheelchair access
chorley lancashire
Level 6 Contributor
138 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 294 helpful votes
“Well worth a visit and free!”
Reviewed August 15, 2013

Banburgh is a great place to visit - combine this museum which you can go round in half and hour with a visit to the church opposite and tea at the Copper Kettle and of course the castle!

Visited August 2013
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
83 reviews
54 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Lovely Museum”
Reviewed August 14, 2013

I have visited Bamburgh on many occasions, but this was my first visit to this small gem of a museum, telling the story of Grace Darling and her father who rescued several people from shipwreck in the 1830's. There is quite a lot to see, without getting overloaded with too much information, with artifacts from the SS Forfar, Grace Darling's home, and other interesting facts. There is a model of a early 19th century lighthouse, cut away on one side to see what life would have been like for the people who lived there, and by pressing a series of buttons, you can make the lighthouse work. There is also a video presentation of how Grace Darling and her father rescued some of the people from the shipwreck, under very extreme conditions, with actual boat they used on display. A good way to spend a couple of hours.

Visited August 2013
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Lincoln, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
96 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
“Great little museum”
Reviewed August 7, 2013

Seeing the actual boat that Grace Darling and her father rowed to the rescue of drowning passengers on SS Forfar was a great experience. The museum uses modern audio visual means to tell the story of this Victorian heroine. The RNLI have done an excellent job in bringing this museum up to date and it is wonderful that free entry is allowed. It is just over the road from St. Aidan's church where Grace lies buried and there is a splendid tomb in the churchyard.

Visited July 2013
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bridlington
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Good museum for free”
Reviewed August 5, 2013

Spent half an hour here. My grandson (6) liked it too. Good story on video in front of the actual rescue boat.

Visited July 2013
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Rotherham, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
58 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Celebrating a remarkable heroine”
Reviewed July 30, 2013 via mobile

This is an interesting museum, telling the story of Grace Darling. There are many interesting artefacts on display. The museum is run by the RNLI and is free to visit. I always leave a donation as I feel they could actually charge entry to the museum.

Visited May 2013
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