Museum will be full of Grace for two open days

ASHINGTON’S Woodhorn Museum will be putting sea rescue heroine Grace Darling in the spotlight for its contribution to the Heritage Open Days initiative this year.

Between 2pm and 3pm on Saturday, visitors will be able to meet Graham and Helen Darling and learn how they have used archive sources to piece together their famous family’s history.

Graham is a direct descendant of Grace’s younger brother, William Brooks.

Visitors will also have the opportunity to see the family’s replica of the silver bravery medal awarded to Grace for her part in the daring rescue that made her a household name.

On Sunday at 2pm, visitors will be able to meet the writers of the new play Amazing Grace.

Ed Waugh and Trevor Wood will be at the Woodhorn Road museum to hear family stories and to chat about their inspiration for the play.

Also on Sunday, the museum’s artist-in-residence Clare Money will be throwing open her workshop’s doors to share her passion for industrial heritage.

For further details of the open day events, go to the museum’s website,