Florence Nightingale Museum to reopen for one day each month 7 May 2021

The Florence Nightingale Museum has been among the worst hit by the pandemic, losing all but three staff and announcing in January that it would close for at least several months. Now £64.5k from the Cultural Recovery Fund, plus private donations mean that it will be able to open for one Saturday each month, beginning on 5th June, as well as welcoming group visits and school parties by appointment. Director David Green said he expects tough competition for limited footfall as museums reopen, so “our strategy has..had to be to try and control our overall costs, while offering some visitor access, thus reducing the financial deficit that we cannot help but forecast over 2021/22.” Arts Industry, Florence Nightingale Museum, Florence Nightingale Museum (200th anniversary online) Museums Journal