Titanic Belfast's chief executive has described how she put in the hardest work of her life to "save" the business after it shut as a result of Covid-19.
ow begins an intense period of rebuilding for the attraction as it reopens on August 1 with readjustments to make it more engaging for visitors.
The impact of the pandemic on Northern Ireland's flagship tourist offer reflects the indiscriminate ravages of the virus.
It has benefited from the Executive's £25,000 grant for businesses in leisure, tourism, retail and hospitality.
Staff also faced redundancy as part of the drive to cut costs.
It's understood around 75 out of 300 workers across Titanic Belfast and its sister attraction SS Nomadic were affected.
But the business is also hoping that its insurance will cover it for losses during closure.
A spokeswoman said: "We are in the same position as the majority of businesses and it's very much a grey area. We are continuing to work on it with our brokers, but as of yet we have not been able to claim."
Chief executive Judith Owens, who has worked at the venue since it opened in 2012, said the period since lockdown has been difficult.
"I have never worked harder in my life. When we opened in Titanic Belfast I didn't take a day's leave for a year, I worked every day," she said.
"Lockdown was so much more intense than that and I think it was because of how quick it seemed to happen, because one day we had a thriving business, next day it was closed. We were trying to come to terms with working from home and leading a team and, if I'm being honest, trying to save a business."
It has lost out on millions of pounds in revenue from ticket sales and from the hire of its conferencing facilities. And with the venue estimated to generate around £60m a year in additional spending in the economy, at least £20m will have been lost during the closure.
In an interview with Business Telegraph, Ms Owens described the pressures of decision-making over the period.
"There were decisions I was having to take about Titanic Belfast that I never thought I would ever even be discussing, as opposed to actually having to make. My real aim over the next year is that we really work with our colleagues in the industry, we try and grow the business, so I can rebuild the team."