The RNLI is appealing for objects or information relating to Grace Darling.

The RNLI is appealing for objects or information relating to Grace Darling.

Charity bosses are making the call as part of a major renovation of the museum dedicated to the heroine, who aged 22 risked her life in raging seas to rescue casualties from a wrecked steamship in 1838.

The museum, in Bamburgh, Northumbria, has been granted planning permission and the Heritage Lottery Fund has given permission for work to start.

The site will close for most of next year while the insides are redesigned. The finished building, which will resemble the artist’s impression pictured here, should be ready to open by next summer.

The collection will undergoing conservation and cleaning work before being packed and stored at the RNLI headquarters in Poole, Dorset.

Anyone with objects or information relating to the story of Grace Darling is asked to visit the appeal site at rnli.org.uk/gracedarling or email gracedarlingappeal@rnli.org.uk