RNLI Grace Darling Museum
The RNLI Grace Darling Museum was established by the RNLI in September 1938. It commemorates the life and times of Victorian heroine Grace Darling who, with her father, rescued 9 survivors from the shipwrecked SS Forfarshire in 1838. Grace's qualities of courage, selflessness and determination are reflected in the lifeboat crews of today; all ordinary people doing an extraordinary job.
Amongst the collection is the original coble used in the rescue along with William Darling's manuscript report and log book recording the rescue. Other personal relics include Grace Darling's shawls, books, letters, and awards. There are original oils and water colours of the wreck and rescue by distinguished artsists.
Museum, Ship or maritime heritage site
1 October to Easter: 10.00-16.00 (closed Mon)
Easter to 30 September: 10.00-17.00 (open 7 days a week)
Closed: 24th-26th Dec 2012, 31st December 2012 and 1st Jan 2013
Bookings for schools or groups is necessary as the museum is a small space.
Talks and activities can be arranged for parties but must be booked in advance.
There is a large municipal car park 1/4 mile from the museum, opposite the castle, which also takes coaches. Public toilets are accross the road, a short distance from the Museum.