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Grace Darling Museum

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Address: Radcliffe Road, Bamburgh NE69 7AE, England
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+44 7471 914725
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Tue - Sat 10:00 - 16:00
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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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Nice little museum

I quite liked this little museum - you won't need a lot of time here but it nicely tells the story of Grace Darling and it is definitely worth a stop if you're passing!

Reviewed 4 days ago
Jess G
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Keighley, United Kingdom
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Keighley, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I quite liked this little museum - you won't need a lot of time here but it nicely tells the story of Grace Darling and it is definitely worth a stop if you're passing!

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Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We visited the castle and loved the village of Bamburgh so went for a walk and discovered this little gem. The admittance is free and it was such an interesting small museum. Very well thought out and children would enjoy the interactive parts too.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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124 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Fanrastic, free museum about Grace Darling's intrepid rescue. Lots of interactive features about life on the lighthouse, an informative film and excellent original artifacts. Helpful staff

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leeds
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Took a short detour into Bamburgh whilst walking the Northumberland coastal path and found it well worth the visit. This small museum run by the RNLI is packed with information & artefacts relating to the local heroine. Most surprised to find that entry was free so more than happy to make a donation towards the running costs.

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nortn lincs
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

A well equipped and interesting collection especially the boat used by Grace and her father. Small but full of information.

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Poole, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We called in here on our way to Bamburgh castle. Lovely helpful staff. An interesting exhibition with lots of hands on exhibits for children of all ages. A wonderful exhibition for a very brave girl.

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 205 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

A wonderful little museum. everything you need to know about Grace Darling with helpful and friendly staff. It's free but you will want to donate to the Lifeboat as you will be so pleased you visited.

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

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. It sounds like you enjoyed your visit - your comments will be passed onto the team of volunteers at the museum! More 

Nottingham, England
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed the video, museum and the atmospheric story shown over the hand-rowing boat used for the rescue. Worth the short time it takes to visit and absorb the heroic story.

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

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We are glad you enjoyed your visit to the museum! More 

Solihull, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are in or around Bamburgh this museum is definitely worth a visit a very heroic young girl. Very interesting to see how she lived all those years ago. Good to take children and teach them history.

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

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We are pleased you enjoyed your visit to the museum and learning about the story of Grace Darling. Hope you'll come back and visit us again! More 

Cavendish, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a very well put together museum and a tribute to Grace Darling. We had a warm welcome and were grateful for somewhere to pop into for a while. Better than a lot of museums I have seen (and paid for) and being free is a welcome bonus for the holidaymaker and a credit to those involved. Also the... More 

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Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. It sounds like you enjoyed your visit. Your kind comments will be passed onto our volunteers! More 

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