After two years of forced closure caused by the pandemic, the Florence Nightingale Museum has announced when the attraction will reopen.
The reopening date is set for May 12, also known as the 202nd anniversary of Nightingale’s birth and International Nurses Day.
Museum director David Green said the fight to save the legacy of the beloved nurse known as The Lady with the Lamp in the Crimean Lane has been “long and tiring”.
Green told the PA news agency it had been “a real emotional rollercoaster”.
He continued: “Certainly for me, I’ve never worked so hard in my life, especially the first few weeks after the shutdown, it was so strange.”
With the doors closed and no profit coming into the museum, fundraising became a key part of keeping the attraction afloat.
“The real work started with fundraising to keep the place going, even with grant applications, it’s hard work, you have no guarantee of success,” Green added.
But the fundraiser appears to have been a success, with the doors opening to the public again on May 12 at his home on the grounds of St Thomas’ Hospital.
The museum is open 5 days a week and features an array of historical artifacts, from the iconic lamp used by Florence Nightingale to the pharmacy she took during the Crimean War.
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This notice was published: 2022-04-20 07:34:44