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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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We found this tiny museum a bit by accident whilst wondering over Westminster Bridge. Devoted to the life of Florence and her struggles to become a nurse many years ago, I would... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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42 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

We found this tiny museum a bit by accident whilst wondering over Westminster Bridge. Devoted to the life of Florence and her struggles to become a nurse many years ago, I would say this would be of particular interest for nurses or anyone in the medical profession (although we are neither!) There are some lovely displays most with headphones so... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Have been meaning to visit this museum for a while now, and I finally got my chance in August 2015. It is small,and I would say you would have to have an interest in the history of nursing, but I'm glad I went. It only took me 40 minutes to see what I wanted to see, and there is of... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

As a nurse I was excited to visit the Nightingale Museum and see St. Thomas hospital. The museum was unfortunately disappointing and it was not, in my opinion, worth the admission charge. It had some interesting exhibits but it was quite small and didn't have as many Nightingale relics as would be expected. We were able to see everything in... More 

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Schererville, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

It's a small, but concise museum. The displays were nice to look at. Being a nurse, I really enjoyed seeing the lamp and her journals. However, it could have a better layout. There was no real timeline.

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Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Bought the 6 days London Pass and decided to cover as many attractions included on this pass. My final stop was this small museum. I've read about Florence Nightingale, but never knew she had such strong character, especially during her time, and led several changes to nursing as a vocation. Renewed my respect for nurses, and admired Nightingale's self-sacrificing leadership... More 

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Poole, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Definitely worth a visit if you're into the history of nursing, the Crimean War or just inspirational women! The exhibition was informative and there is also a section dedicated to Mary Seacole, another remarkable lady. Both pioneers who changed the world we live in today.

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

A lovely little gem of a museum packed with so much information about the life and work of Florence nightingale, the lady on the desk was so friendly and enthusiastic giving us an explanation of the museum before we started. Just fabulous!

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Friendly staff, well presented museum which was in three parts, children seemed to be enjoying it with plenty of spyholes to look through and an area where they could draw. no cafe but you can go into the hospital

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

The Florence Nightingale Museum, located on Lambeth Palace Road on the grounds of St. Thomas Hospital (South Bank near the London Eye, Parliament/Big Ben) is a small and well done exhibition of the history of the nursing profession, the contributions of Florence Nightingale and her contemporaries, the Crimean War, and the sociological context of the upper middle class women of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Yes, I visited the museum so that I could bring back the memories to my mum who had told me all about Florence Nightingale when growing up and who had worked as a nurse for over 25 years. And I spent my money at the museum's gift shop buying all kinds of items so that I could bring them back... More 

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