Hello readers, I’m Theresa and I joined the Museum as the Manager in June 2013. I’ll be writing blog posts to share the story of our move from Colville Mews to Lancaster Road over the summer of 2015.
When I joined the Museum it was already looking for new premises. Its continued growth, since it opened at Colville Mews in December 2005, meant it had outgrown the current space.
Looking for a home for a Museum is no easy feat but with the hard work of our CEO and Development Director we discovered and secured the Terrence Higgins Trust’s London Lighthouse.
111-117 Lancaster Road was opened in 1988 as an AIDS hospital, and was run by the Terrence Higgins Trust. With strong support from Princess Diana and Elton John the hospital helped thousands of patients and their loved ones.
Over the last 10 years the building has provided space for a variety of hardworking and worthy charities to do their work, we hope to work with many of them in the future. The Museum aims to bring a new lease of life to the building and to the surrounding communities.
The beautiful garden will be maintained as a Memorial to all of those who lived, worked and loved there.