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Grace Darling Museum

Radcliffe Road, Bamburgh NE69 7AE, England
+44 1668 214910
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Interesting mueseum

Well worth a visit, with no entry fee. It makes one of realise how courageous Grace Darling, father... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Richard D
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Banbury, United Kingdom
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Fascinating insights into the life of Grace Darling

Small museum, no charge for entry. Well stocked with artefacts from Grace's life and family homes... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Gilly S
,
Andover, 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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+44 1668 214910
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"short film"
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"personal items"
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"sea rescue"
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Well worth a visit, with no entry fee. It makes one of realise how courageous Grace Darling, father and team were to save stranded passengers from a floundering ship.

Thank Richard D
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Grace D, Manager at Grace Darling Museum, responded to this reviewResponded today

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

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Reviewed 2 days ago

Small museum, no charge for entry. Well stocked with artefacts from Grace's life and family homes in lighthouses on the Farne Islands. Excellent and really interesting information displays. Go to the museum first and then visit the church across the road where you can find...More

Thank Gilly S
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Grace D, Manager at Grace Darling Museum, responded to this reviewResponded today

Thank you for this lovely review, so nice to hear you enjoyed your visit. As you say, it's worth combining a visit to the museum with the memorial and churchyard, and even a trip to the Farne Islands if time permits

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Reviewed 2 days ago

Not a very big place but free to go in and interesting if you know anything at all about grace Darling. The cottage she was born in is also just a few doors down. Our great nephew had been learning about her at school so...More

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Grace D, Manager at Grace Darling Museum, responded to this reviewResponded today

Thank you for your kind review, great to hear you and your great nephew enjoyed your visit.

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Reviewed 3 days ago

Whether you know anything about RNLI or not, this is a must see visit. Parking is on the street, although if you are able to walk there is a large car park a few hundred yards away. It is a very well presented, disable friendly...More

Thank Susan B
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Grace D, Manager at Grace Darling Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

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

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

New facility and comprehensive interpretation. Well worth the time to look into the whole story and context of her heroism. Take in the church and graveyard opposite. Although acclaimed a heroine still taken at a young age with that Victorian illness of TB.

Thank Melvyn T
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Grace D, Manager at Grace Darling Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for your kind review, great to hear you enjoyed your visit

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Although quite a tiny museum it contains fascinating memorabilia and historical records of an amazing lady. Well worth a visit. It is free to enter but they are grateful for donations.

Thank Babsy2014
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Grace D, Manager at Grace Darling Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for your kind words, great to hear you enjoyed your visit

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A decent little show and a fair amount of interaction. The actual boat, a mini film and a nicely made model of the lighthouse etc. Go, it’s quite a tale. Supporting the RNLI should be something we all do. They are amazing. Personally I give...More

Thank TanyaTim
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Grace D, Manager at Grace Darling Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for your lovely review. We're delighted to hear you enjoyed your visit, and appreciate the donation you made to the RNLI.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited the Museum, which is free, and really enjoyed a nice 30/40 minutes learning about this amazing young woman. Its a modern museumon two levels, and has many interesting exhibits. Staff helpful too.

Thank Bluesboy52
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Grace D, Manager at Grace Darling Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

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

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife learned the story of Grace Darling at school. After25 years of marriage, and her saying how much she loved the story, we finally visited Bamburgh and fell in love with place. The story of Grace Darling’s heroics is incredible and this museum does...More

Thank MartynRebecca
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Grace D, Manager at Grace Darling Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for this wonderful review. We're delighted to hear the museum did justice to your wife's fond memories of the Grace Darling story.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited the museum during a recent holiday and found it really interesting. There were so many personal items on show, presented in various ways. The story of the rescue really came alive for us. The museum appeals to all ages with some interactive displays....More

Thank Dinah C
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Grace D, Manager at Grace Darling Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for this lovely review. We're delighted to hear you enjoyed your visit and hope to welcome you again sometime.

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Paulagregchapman
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Response from Sas1512 | Reviewed this property |
There is no charge but donations are welcome!
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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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