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Florence Nightingale Museum, London: 8 reviews and 24 photos

  Florence - caring for the sick
by Mariajoy
  • Florence - caring for the sick - London
      Florence - caring for the sick
    by Mariajoy
  • Florence Nightingale Museum - London
      Florence Nightingale Museum
    by Mariajoy

The small but fascinating Florence Nightingale Museum is dedicated to the work of the pioneer of modern nursing - fondly known as "The Lady with the Lamp". Ms Nightingale was born in 1820 to a wealthy land-owning family and - much to their horror at her choice of career - dedicated her life to revolutionising the nursing system in this country following her ceaseless work in the1854-56 Crimea War between Russia and Turkey. Horrified at the treatment (or lack of it) of the sick and wounded, (some laying for days and days with the most horrific injuries and no care forthcoming)- she set about improving the treatment of the patients by raising standards of cleanliness, hygiene and the training and quality of the nursing staff.

This museum tells of her background, her life and her career. It's 5.80 entry for adults 4.20 for children and concessions or you can get a family ticket for 13.00 and includes a video presentation.

Opening Hours:
Mon-Fri 10am-5pm
Sat, Sun and Bank Hols 10am-4.30pm
Closed Good Friday, Easter Sunday and 24th Dec- 2nd Jan.

Car parking is 3.00 per hour and they recommend you allow 1- 1.1/5 (that's an hour to an hour and half) for your visit

Did you know... Florence toured Greece and rescued a Little Owl from some Greek youths? She kept it in her pocket and brought it back to the UK as a pet. Did you know she had a sister called Parthenope?? You can find out more of these little interesting facts at the museum!

Address: Lambeth Palace Road
Directions: Next to St Thomas' Hospital
Phone: +44 (0) 20 7620 0374
Website: http://www.florence-nightingale.co.uk/

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Aug 1, 2006
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