London

Florence Nightingale Museum


Located in London’s popular family destination, South Bank, the Florence Nightingale Museum tells the real story of the woman behind the legend as well as the Victorian world in which she lived.

Travel through three pavilions which explore the famous nurse’s Victorian childhood, her time at the Crimean War and her later years as an ardent campaigner for health reform. Highlights from the collection include the writing slate she used as a child; her pet little owl Athena who travelled everywhere in her pocket; and the medicine chest she took to the battlefield. The museum also celebrates the nursing profession and explains how Florence impacted modern-day practices.

 

Find us at...

  • Florence Nightingale Museum
  • 2 Lambeth Palace Road
  • London
  • SE1 7EW

Our family-friendly offer

Join us during school holidays for our popular holiday programme. Each holiday we run workshops on a different theme which enable families to connect with the story of Florence Nightingale and exhibitions whilst having fun.

The Museum is fully accessible for wheelchair users and has a wheelchair accessible toilet. Cloakroom and baby changing facilities are also available.



Our Events

  • Meet Florence Nightingale

    Meet Florence Nightingale

    30-Mar-2019 11:30 AM

    Come and meet Miss Nightingale and hear all about how she became known as the ‘Lady with the Lamp’. Find out how she became a nurse against her parents' wishes, why she went to the Crimea ...

    4 - 10 years
    Age Friendly
  • Florence Nightingale
    London

    Florence Nightingale's London

    17-Apr-2019 10:30 AM
    Outside Dorchester Hotel

    Walk in the footsteps of the 'mother of nursing' and discover the life of Florence Nightingale through the places where she lived and worked. From the house where she spent the last days of her long l...

    11 - 16 years
  • Meet Florence Nightingale

    Meet Florence Nightingale

    27-Apr-2019 11:30 AM

    Come along to the museum to meet Miss Nightingale.  She’ll tell you how she got her name, why she fought to become a nurse and how she improved the conditions for soldiers and nurses during...

    5 - 12 years
    Age Friendly
  • Florence Nightingale
    London

    Florence Nightingale's London

    12-May-2019 10:30 AM
    Outside Dorchester Hotel

    Walk in the footsteps of the 'mother of nursing' and discover the life of Florence Nightingale through the places where she lived and worked. From the house where she spent the last days of her long l...

    11 - 16 years
  • Florence Nightingale
    London

    Florence Nightingale's London

    22-May-2019 10:30 AM
    Outside Dorchester Hotel

    Walk in the footsteps of the 'mother of nursing' and discover the life of Florence Nightingale through the places where she lived and worked. From the house where she spent the last days of her long l...

    11 - 16 years
  • Meet Florence Nightingale

    Meet Florence Nightingale

    25-May-2019 11:30 AM

    Come along to the museum to meet Miss Nightingale.  She’ll tell you how she got her name, why she fought to become a nurse and how she improved the conditions for soldiers and nurses during...

    5 - 12 years
    Age Friendly
  • Florence Nightingale
    London

    Florence Nightingale's London

    02-Jun-2019 - 19-Jun-2019
    Outside Dorchester Hotel

    Walk in the footsteps of the 'mother of nursing' and discover the life of Florence Nightingale through the places where she lived and worked. From the house where she spent the last days of her long l...

    11 - 16 years
  • Meet Florence Nightingale

    Meet Florence Nightingale

    29-Jun-2019 11:30 AM

    Come along to the museum to meet Miss Nightingale.  She’ll tell you how she got her name, why she fought to become a nurse and how she improved the conditions for soldiers and nurses during...

    5 - 12 years
    Age Friendly

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