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Grace Darling Museum

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Address: Radcliffe Road, Bamburgh NE69 7AE, England
Phone Number: +44 7471 914725
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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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Very informative

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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143 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW 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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Larbert, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 1 week ago 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 

Belper, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited this small museum on a rather damp day, as part of a stroll from Seahouses. I have to say the warmth inside was a pleasant respite from the weather outside. We were greeted by a very friendly lady who pointed us to the RNLI video, which emphasised that there were indeed a number of women volunteers in the... 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. It sounds like you had a wonderful visit, finding out about Grace Darling and the work of the RNLI. Many thanks for taking the time to leave your five-star review. More 

Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A very informative museum with lots of information relating to Grace Darling. Child friendly and lots to keep everyone entertained. Good little shop and welcoming staff.

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

Thank you very much for visiting. We are pleased you enjoyed your visit to the museum. We will ensure your kind comments are passed onto our volunteer team. More 

Buckingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

On the day we visited the weather was foul - a strong north easterly wind and driving rain - very appropriate to the subject matter. Although not large there is plenty to see and learn about Grace Darling and her family and the rescue they performed in terrible weather many years ago. There are audio visual features that give you... More 

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

Thank you for your lovely review. Our front of house volunteers are always happy to provide further information about the museum. We are glad you enjoyed your visit. More 

Bury, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Second visit and the story of Grace Darling still amazes me. Museum is not massive but has plenty of little items about Grace. Interactive displays for children and adults alike regarding the working of a lighthouse and the boat that was used in the rescue. Upstairs is a viewing gallery which looks out to the Farne Islands and highlights relevant... More 

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

Thank you for your lovely review. We know that you might visit several times, some several times in the same week and some over the years. We try to make sure we have something a little different each time you visit. It might be a temporary exhibition, activities for families or just something new in the shop. We are glad... More 

Bishop Auckland, United Kingdom
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156 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The museum has been modernised since our last visit and they have done a wonderful job. You really get the idea of how Grace and her father must have felt that night battling the waves. The articfacts are very interesting, there's also activities for children. Musuem is free and has a nice little shop, but don't forget to make a... More 

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

Thank you for your lovely review. The Grace Darling Museum has been on this site since 1938 after land was gifted to set up a home for the famous coble. We had a major redevelopment and now we have a lovely modern building. Many of our visitors remember the 'old museum' and can not believe they are visiting the same... More 

Cheshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What an amazing museum to visit. Great videos to watch and listen, historical artefacts relating to Grace Darling and the sea rescue. Interactive things to do and see - great for all ages. The staff were well informed, helpful and had some great stories to tell. My children are 5 years and 8 years - they loved it!

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

Thank you for your lovely review. We try to provide something for everyone. Our volunteers will help you get the most out of your visit, whether it is encouraging your family to try to light our lighthouse, or making sure you don't miss the stunning view from our panoramic window. We are glad you enjoyed your visit. More 

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