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Florence Nightingale Museum

Address: 2 Lambeth Palace Road | St. Thomas' Hospital, London SE1 7EW, England
Phone Number: 020 7620 0374
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Ranked #340 of 921 Attractions in London
Type: History Museums, Specialty Museums, Museums
Owner description: Site where the "Lady of the Lamp" founded her School of Nursing in 1860.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
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Type: History Museums, Specialty Museums, Museums
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: Site where the "Lady of the Lamp" founded her School of Nursing in 1860.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children

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Atherstone, England, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

One room with a Few items of Florence nightingales things,bit of history about her and how things have changed...that's it not worth a visit as a majority of the the things to learn are common knowledge anyway...perhaps a visit to the medical museum would be a better visit....disappointed!

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Saintfield, United Kingdom
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21 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

This may be a simple museum in that it is centred in one room but it is cleverly split into three key sections with interactive exhibits. It also presents the realities of Florence's life separating the facts and the fiction.

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El Cajon, United States
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26 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Not only was Florence Nightingale an incredible nurse during the Crimean War, but much of what she did was revolutionary in concept as far as nursing goes. She started the first ever nursing training program, and much of what she did is highlighted in this museum. A remarkable woman with an impact on nursing care that is profound even now.

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London, UK
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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Easy enough to find. Bit expensive for time we spent there. Nicely laid out given the space available. Age Appropriate quiz and eye spy page for 7 and 5 year olds. Too many little holes to peer through for older eyes but kept kids amused.

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Kirkcaldy
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35 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

This was my second attempt to visit as it was being renovated the last time I was in London. There was lots of information but I personally did not like the peep hole idea and therefore felt I missed out on a large amount of information. However I was delighted that a group of very young school children were being... More 

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Medford, Massachusetts
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

The museum is bite hard to find. but it is near the big eye stop-follow signs than signs end ask someone,the museum is right beside hospital. quite gem! There is women who plays flo and she adds charm.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

Loads of information about Florence Nightingale. The exhibit about Florence is very interesting but needs to be updated. The exhibits of her personal things and writings could be displayed in a more modern fashion. I learned a lot about Edith Cavell as well. I particularly like the display of posters and videos about nursing through the ages. The testimonials of... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

This museum is small but contains a lot of information about Florence Nightingale and the time she lived in. To read every single thing that was there and listen to everything on the various headphones it took us 2 hours. However, the museum really needs to think more about its exhibits to make this place work better. There are spy... More 

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Rye, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

One of London's better small museums, well served by full time staff and enthusiastic volunteers. They all know their subject.

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Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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5 attraction reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

My six year-old son was studying Florence Nightingale in school, heard about the museum at St Thomas' hospital and wanted very much to pay it a visit. Not one to discourage such interest, we duly went along. It is basically one room, with 3 different areas dedicated to different parts of her life (Childhood, Crimea and "After"). There is litte/no... More 

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