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Grace Darling Museum

Closed Now: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Open today: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
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Nice museum

Visited this museum after seeing a leaflet on it. It's only very small but very interesting from... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Shirley F
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New Mills, United Kingdom
Interesting museum

Though fairly small, the Grace Darling museum is worth a visit. Interesting film to watch at the... read more

Reviewed December 12, 2018
ValK866
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Petersfield, England, United Kingdom
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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...more
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Radcliffe Road, Bamburgh NE69 7AE, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited this museum after seeing a leaflet on it. It's only very small but very interesting from the short film at the beginning to the interactive lighthouse to the great views from the second floor.....on top of all that it's free although donations are greatly...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Grace D, Manager at Grace Darling Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for this lovely review. We're delighted to hear you enjoyed your visit and would recommend it to others.

Reviewed December 12, 2018

Though fairly small, the Grace Darling museum is worth a visit. Interesting film to watch at the entrance. Good exhibition.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Grace D, Manager at Grace Darling Museum, responded to this reviewResponded December 12, 2018

Thank you for your kind review, we're delighted to hear you enjoyed your visit.

Reviewed December 9, 2018

I love the Grace Darling story. I first visited when I was 9 on a school trip staying virtually opposite and I still love visiting the museum and the area. She was an inspiration.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Grace D, Manager at Grace Darling Museum, responded to this reviewResponded December 11, 2018

Thank you for your lovely review. It's great to hear the story still inspires you after all these years. We hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed November 23, 2018

we have visited many RNLI sites including our 'local' Moelfre, also a modern purpose built facility but nowhere near as good as this one. great selection of artefacts from Grace's life really brings the exhibition to as well as the time lines and video and...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Grace D, Manager at Grace Darling Museum, responded to this reviewResponded November 24, 2018

Thank you for this lovely review. We're delighted to hear you enjoyed your visit and rated the museum so highly. I'll make sure to pass your praise on to our volunteers

Reviewed November 22, 2018

A lovely experience, all the more so as we were there when a large junior school party were also there. The kids were absolutely enthralled by the exhibits , as we were. The staff were excellent, and the whole visit worthwhile. We will return.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Barbara M
Grace D, Manager at Grace Darling Museum, responded to this reviewResponded November 24, 2018

Thank you for your very kind review. It's great to hear you enjoyed your visit, and I'll make sure to pass on your praise to our volunteers. We're looking forward to welcoming you again soon.

Reviewed November 8, 2018

We visited on our last morning in Bamburgh and our 7 year old was particularly pleased to see it as she's been studying the incredible feats of Grace Darling at school. The video was very informative and to see all the original items they have...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Grace D, Manager at Grace Darling Museum, responded to this reviewResponded November 8, 2018

Thank you fro taking the time to write this lovely review. We're delighted you and your daughter enjoyed your visit.

Reviewed November 6, 2018 via mobile

Free entry to this modern and very informative museum, it tells a great story. Staff were very attentive and professional. We visited this museum many years ago and the change is unbelievable, a jewel in the RNLI crown.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Grace D, Manager at Grace Darling Museum, responded to this reviewResponded November 6, 2018

Thank you for this wonderful review. We're delighted that you enjoyed your visit, and that you appreciate the changes made to the museum itself

Reviewed November 1, 2018

As we had walked to Bamburgh we decided to visit the museum. Very well set out and informative with lots of interesting artefacts. It gives a lovely account of Grace’s whole life with a lot of visual effects. Well worth a visit and all for...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Grace D, Manager at Grace Darling Museum, responded to this reviewResponded November 3, 2018

Thank you for this lovely review. We're delighted to hear you enjoyed your visit, your donation to the RNLI is very much appreciated

Reviewed October 31, 2018 via mobile

Took the Arriva X18 bus to Bamburgh which stops just between the castle and the pubs/tea rooms. The museum is just a stroll up the road, opposite the church. Free admission. Excellent value. Wealth of belongings from Grace and her family. The coble is housed...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Grace D, Manager at Grace Darling Museum, responded to this reviewResponded November 1, 2018

Thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely and detailed review. We're delighted to hear you enjoyed your visit to the museum.

Reviewed October 28, 2018

How refreshing to find out about this brave young woman that is part of English history - get her into the curriculum! The museum is set out well with a lovely viewing platform across to the lighthouse where she lived with her family and was...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Grace D, Manager at Grace Darling Museum, responded to this reviewResponded October 30, 2018

Thank you for your kind words, we're delighted to hear you enjoyed your visit. There are still lots of schools around the country teaching the Grace Darling story. We have around 3,000 school children each year visiting the museum as well, so it's definitely still...More

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Paulagregchapman
May 5, 2018|
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Response from stuartb905 | Reviewed this property |
Free in, but after reading the stories, you may wish to donate!
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Christine W
May 15, 2017|
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Response from Grace D | Property representative |
Hello, There is no designated car park for the museum. There is on street parking available in Bamburgh.
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Response from tchell2016 | Reviewed this property |
Yes it is open,also the church opposite,where Grace has a tomb in the graveyard.,go in the church as it so rewarding.
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