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Florence Nightingale Museum

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Address: 2 Lambeth Palace Road | St. Thomas' Hospital, London SE1 7EW, England
Phone Number: 020 7620 0374
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Description: Site where the "Lady of the Lamp" founded her School of Nursing in 1860.

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Really interesting

As a nurse this is of special interest to me but in truth this is such an interesting museum you don't need to be medically minded at all.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 21, 2015
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

As a nurse this is of special interest to me but in truth this is such an interesting museum you don't need to be medically minded at all.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

This museum is packed into one medium sized room and has three primary areas with pictures around the wall. Will be of primary interest to those in the medical profession but also general tourists.

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Bradford, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

small but full of information and can spend a lot of time here. Great for kids and adults, quiz provided for the younger ones to keep them entertained. Interesting and informative and open great hours - well worth a visit if in Westminster area.

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Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

As a nurse Florence nightingale is my biggest hero and I think this museum did great justice to her memory and I found that I learned a lot more about her then you learn in textbooks. The museum was small but filled with information.

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

As A nurse I was looking forward to visiting this museum at St Thomas hospital, but it is very amateurish and certainly not worth an entry fee of 7 pounds ! Don't bother visiting its not worth it. Its badly set out and just awful inside

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Nottingham
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32 reviews 32 reviews
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Very easy to walk around and listening to the narrator was very good. She made it seem as if she was really there and the children loved it.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Visited this small museum and loved the content,but felt it could do with a revamp and bring it into the 21st century.It needs improved lighting for displays of artefacts and please can we lose those peepholes and earphones and replace with something a little more interactive. Only one person at a time can actually view or listen. Having said that,the... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

Tucked away on the edge of St Thomas Hospital this small museum and shrine to Florence Nightingale is definitely worth a visit. Particularly great for children it offers a real insight not just into Florence's world but also that of the time in which she lived. It will take you about an hour to see everything.

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Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

My wife is a Midwife (a convert from General Nursing) and I have a passion for history so there was something to attract both of us here. Directly across the river from the Houses of Parlaiment many hundreds of thousands of tourists must get to within a few hundred yards of this museum and not know it exists. Tucked away... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

If you are a nurse, this is a must see for you. If you work in a hospital, this is a must see for you. If you are a history buff, this is a must see for you. Heck, this little gem is a must see for everyone! Kids will love it because parts of it are highly interactive. Adults... More 

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