William Darling’s ear or tongue scraper

Today no house is without nail scissors or nail files. Sometimes we have nose hair trimmers. But what about an ear or tongue scraper?​

Today no house is without nail scissors or nail files. Sometimes we have nose hair trimmers. But what about an ear or tongue scraper?

William, Grace Darling’s father, had such a tool. This object looks a bit like a small spade. The ear or tongue scraper would have helped William Darling in a time before cotton buds and toothbrushes.

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.