We had a very interesting visit to the small but very informative RNLI Grace Darling museum during our last trip to Bamburgh. Free entry, lots of historical details, exhibits and videos and friendly staff ensure a pleasant experience. Donations are welcomed but not obligatory and there’s a small shop area as you enter. There are two downstairs areas with interactive models of Longstone Lighthouse and an account of the Darlings’ life at the lighthouse. (Please click on photos if you’d like the full size)
Fascinating exhibits, including personal items and William Darling’s original headstone, which was removed before any more damage occured, surround the small rooms, filling all the wall space.
A narrated video of the events surrounding the rescues, terrible weather conditions and the actual boat (coble) used in the rescue. I can’t even imagine going out to sea in this boat in a terrible storm, never mind…
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