Nursing, washing your hands and evidence based-healthcare, all pioneered by Florence Nightingale, have become more important than ever before and we’re calling upon our friends and supporters to help us preserve her story and legacy.
The Florence Nightingale Museum is a small independent charity celebrating the life and work of the best known figure in nursing history. Our NHS nurses are doing an incredible job on the front line fighting Covid-19; we’re here to preserve and celebrate the memory of one of our most loved nurses. Florence Nightingale was one of our greatest Victorians, the founder of modern nursing, a healthcare pioneer and a female icon and we’re looking for your help to continue telling her story and the wider story of our nurses and healthcare professionals across 2020 as we celebrate her bicentenary and the International Year of the Nurse and Midwife.
Why we need your help
Research suggests that the next 6 months are going to be very difficult for our sector due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Tourism has dropped dramatically and school visits are unlikely to occur until 2021…sadly two of our key visitor demographics. Research also suggests that most people are not yet ready to start returning to visitor attractions.
Your generous support has helped us through closure and now that the UK Government is permitting museums to re-open, we’re fundraising for our future.
The Museum is committed to re-opening and providing a safe and enjoyable experience for everyone but we know that re-opening won’t mean we’re on safe ground. We’re continuing our fundraising campaign to help us ride out the storm into 2021 when visitation can return to more normal levels. It is not an easy step to ask for help. We know and understand that this crisis has put many people and workplaces in financial difficulty. We know that there are people who care about Florence’s legacy, and we’re asking people to donate whatever they can to keep Florence’s memory alive – even small donations are wholeheartedly welcome so that we can continue our purpose as a museum to care for a historically significant collection and to inspire the next generation of healthcare workers.