On the 26 January 1956, the museum reopened for the first time since war damage in 1941. Writer, heiress and political activist, Nancy Cunard was visiting the museum and left a note for the director;
"Today, Saturday, 2 days after ceremonial opening and one day after public opening of "Lower Horseshoe" your attendant was counting the people as they came in: by 4pm – (when I arrived) the number was 2,419 – By 5, when the Museum shut, 2,892. So well over 400 came in the last hour! A very good sale of booklets too."
We'd still like to hear from you if you have happy memories of visiting the museum. Can you remember the first time you ever went? Was it the first time you'd ever seen an Egyptian mummy? Did any artefacts from the museum inspire you in later life?
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