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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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Thu - Sun 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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Quaint little museum

Very well set out. Very interesting to read the facts of Grace Darlings life. They have a room especially set up for school visits. Very friendly staff.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Very well set out. Very interesting to read the facts of Grace Darlings life. They have a room especially set up for school visits. Very friendly staff.

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Appleton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Visited despite never having heard of Grace Darling before this - thought she was something to do with the Darling family in Peter Pan! Anyway clearly supported by the RNLI and sharing facilities this small but well equipped museum helps to tell the story of this wonderful and courageous young woman . Lots of descriptive and informative displays and even... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were warmly welcomed here on a quick visit to Bamburgh. The ladies on reception were informative and friendly and the museum told the Grace Darling story well. It was a small but well planned out museum. We liked the video at the start about women's contribution to RNLI too - a nice idea.

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Sevenoaks, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

Well worth visiting here (entry is free) to find out the history of this incredible woman who 's act of bravery saved a number of lives whilst putting her own at risk. There is an RNLI shop in the museum and as they run the museum free of charge would suggest parting with a few pounds in the shop to... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to leave your review. We are glad you had an informative visit and enjoyed learning about the story of Grace Darling and the RNLI. More 

Newcastle, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016 via mobile

Spent half an hour on a rainy day here. Very interesting an engaging exhibit on the RNLI and the history of Grace Darling. The museum, although very small is very well laid out and tells a fascinating story. And it's free though do make a donation!! Don't forget to stop by the church and churchyard across the road - one... More 

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

It sounds like you enjoyed your visit to the museum. Thank you visiting and taking the time to leave a review. More 

Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

We visited the museum, more by lack of choice than desire. It was a stormy wet day in this lovely village and there was little to do. We were glad that we found it. The museum run by courtesy of RNLI volunteers provided us with a very pleasant, informative time. Centred, of course around the heroic exploits of Grace Darling... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to visit the museum. We are glad you enjoyed your visit learning about Grace Darling and the work of the RNLI. Many thanks for leaving such a positive review. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016 via mobile

A very informative interactive little museum for anyone interested in the story of Grace Darling and the famous rescue. The museum is situated opposite the graveyard in which Grace was buried. It has no immediate parking but disabled visitors can park on the yellow lines using a blue badge. We spent about half an hour in the museum. The walls... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to visit the Grace Darling Museum. We are pleased you enjoyed your visit - it sounds like you had a wonderful time learning about Grace Darling and the work of the RNLI. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

We were staying in Bamburgh for a long weekend in the cottage next to where Grace Darling was born. The museum had lots of artefacts and information about Grace's life. The ladies in the shop were very friendly and helpful so worth a visit.

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

Thank you for your lovely review. We are pleased that you had an informative visit to the museum. We will ensure that your kind comments are passed onto our volunteer team. More 

Larbert, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

Worth having a look if you're in the village. A small but informative exhibition with a good gift shop.

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

Thank you for your review. We are pleased you had an informative visit to the museum. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016 via mobile

Popped in while we visited bamburgh as we were staying on holy island for the week. Very interesting museum. The ladies at the front desk could not have done more for us! A very warm welcome then We were given some additional information before having a look around. They assured us that they were on hand if we had any... More 

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

It sounds like you had a wonderful visit to the museum. Thank you for visiting. We will ensure that your kind comments are passed onto our front of house volunteers. More 

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