Grace Darling in 10 objects

The RNLI Grace Darling Museum can’t portray the world in 100 objects; but we can give you more information about the life of one of its most celebrated heroines by focusing on the details of 10 different objects on display in the museum.

These pages help you to explore parts of the collection that you can’t easily see in the displays. Click through to see all the objects below.

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Grace and Thomasin's dress showing the fasteners for two different sizes
Grace and Thomasin's dress
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Grace Darling's boat
Grace Darling's boat
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Copper from SS Forfarshire
Copper from the SS Forfarshire
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Grace's locket
Grace's locket
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Grace's story in Japanese
Grace's story in Japanese
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William Darling's ear scraper
William Darling's ear scraper
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Lid of a snuff box owned by the Reverend John Robb
Lid of a snuff box owned by the Reverend John Robb
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Captain Humble's box
Captain Humble's box
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A locket containing Grace Darling's hair
A bit of Grace
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Drawing of the lifeboat crew resting after the rescue
Drawing of the lifeboat crew resting after the rescue
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