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Florence Nightingale Museum

2 Lambeth Palace Road | St. Thomas' Hospital, London SE1 7EW, England
020 7620 0374
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Ranked #474 of 1,105 Attractions in London
Type: History Museums, Specialty Museums, Museums
Traveler Description: The Florence Nightingale Museum tells the real story of the Lady with the Lamp and her life in Victorian England as well as celebrating the nursing... more »
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
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Peterborough, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Nice little museum, given a map which needed returning on completion of visit, staff were very helpful explaining the route around the museum. Some of the exhibits I personally found difficult to see as I'm quite short and the viewing holes were high up, however we did find a catalogue in which photos of these exhibits were displayed, so not... More

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London, United Kingdom
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112 reviews 112 reviews
43 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Wonderful learning tool for young children. This interactive museum is a must for young children. Set in the grounds of Guy's hospital it is an interactive experience where an actor tells the story of Florence Nightingale and brings her exploits to life in a way which appeals to young visitors and engages them in the activity and they learn by... More

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Kingswood, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
7 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

In the grounds of St Thomas' Hospital, where she set up a nurse training centre is this unlikely Museum. My only reason for going is that my youngest daughter learned about Florence in year 2 last year and became enthralled with this remarkable woman.. 3 small phases make up the Museum, Early Life and growing Up. Her work and training.Then... More

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26 reviews 26 reviews
18 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

I recently viewed this museum. I found it fascinating and culturally monumental but I feel that there should not be a fee for this attraction.

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Providence, Rhode Island
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

In my nursing classes, we learn all about Florence Nightingale and how she was the first modern day nurse who revolutionized the field. Having accidentally come across this museum while exploring London, I decided I should take a look. I was familiar with her contributions to the field of nursing, but I learned a little more about her personal life.... More

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Altrincham, England, United Kingdom
19 reviews 19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

We went as it was on the year one curriculum. It was very expensive for what we got out of it! Half an hour and we usually love museums. It's pnly redeeming feature is having a Marks and Spencers cafe above it. This museum is sadly just for children.

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London, England, United Kingdom
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53 reviews 53 reviews
41 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Of you are in the medical profession this is a must, as it is an insight to how nursing has changed through the years by the humble lady called Florence Nightingale to became the lady we all know now. It is full of interesting & intriguing facts about health care through the year. It is only a small exhibition but... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
26 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

My daughter IndyaRose had this on our to do list I wasn't keen but soon changed my mind very reasonable entry price ,not far from the tube station,and a wonderful place to spend an afternoon

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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
12 reviews 12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Having once being a staff nurse and having a passion for nursing...I found the Florence Nightingale Museum full of knowledge and so pleased I didn't nurse in them days. Found it a little expensive for what it was but if all of the admission fee goes towards the up-keep then it was worth every penny for future generations to visit.

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London, United Kingdom
12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014 via mobile

Am very interested in Florence and her achievements but although there is a lot of interesting facts and things to see, we left feeling disappointed. We even felt it was a tad over priced for what it is. Personally we found the very many peep holes, more suited to school children. There are many headphones telling different stories but you... More

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