Update from the Florence Nightingale Museum
Regretfully, but inevitably, the Florence Nightingale Museum must announce a major review and restructuring of its operations and a period of consultation with staff, in response to the damaging and continuing effects of the pandemic.
This review is designed to project the Museum’s collections and the institution for the long term. If changes are not made now, the Museum will become financially insolvent before markets recover and visitors return in significant numbers.
Generous support from individual donors, as well as the Art Fund, Arts Council England, and National Heritage Lottery Fund, makes it possible for the Museum to re-open this month in the increasingly unlikely event that the government’s tier system is relaxed. However, the Museum will be closed from 28 February 2021 for the foreseeable future, even when London is released from Tier 4 restrictions, except for special one-off events. Visitor numbers just do not make remaining open financially viable.
The Museum is extremely grateful to all those individuals and organisations that have provided financial support throughout a traumatic year and remains open to all offers of support from interested parties.
Full details can be found here
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As an independent charity, the museum is grateful for the generosity and support of its donors, sponsors, and its loyal visitors. While we are closed, please donate now so we can keep Nightingale’s legacy alive for the future.