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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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A museum for all nurses

Visited this museum in the grounds of St Thomas hospital with my family during half term. The museum staff were very helpful and friendly. The museum was small but told the story... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 28, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Only small museum but very intersting facts and I learnt more than expected as visit due to 7 year old birthday and they doign all about Florence at school, i was both amazed and ashamed of what I didnt knwo and learnt, worth a visit.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

Visited this museum in the grounds of St Thomas hospital with my family during half term. The museum staff were very helpful and friendly. The museum was small but told the story of this great lady well. Worth a visit if you like the history of nursing or care Older children would benefit from this more than younger children

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015 NEW

was solo for this visit as friends chose to do Aquarium.. Not many people in museum so was able to spend time at each area. Agree with others in that layout is confusing but does a good job showing her development from a young socialite to a woman passionate about her chosen path in life. I've been a Nurse for... More 

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Manchester
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

I give 3 stars because of the rather confused layout. Developments in nursing and dozens of nursing pictures on the wall and in cabinets - from all periods and places - are interlaced with the story of Florence. I think a sequential exhibition would have been better - I had to flit from one place to another to concentrate on... More 

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Southsea, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

It's a nice museum with interesting facts about Florence Nightingale and Nursing. They have got on display items that belonged to Florence and photographs, plus many informative texts . I would probably not have visited if I wasn't a nurse, but definitely worth the visit you want to know more about the subject.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

The only negative thing I could possibly say about this museum is that the layout is a tad bit confusing. Other than that it is a wonderful exhibit space. I learnt so much about this amazing lady and it was amazing seeing her notebooks and lantern. Worth the visit for sure!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Partner being an ex nurse it was a sort of pilgrimage which I was dreading. However, it is actually interesting, well laid out, from her early days to later life. She turned out to be a much more interesting character than I thought, a complete headcase (I think we use the term 'driven and focussed' today) and I certainly wouldn't... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

was very good well set out and good photographs and explainations but quite small and didnt take long to go around

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

Knew the name, knew the lamp - nothing else... I know so much more after visiting this very worthwhile museum and it bought this lady to life for me and I understand so much more. Nurses are way up there in my book. Who would have thought pre Florence Nightingale, they were only a step above servants...!!!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

Visited with my nursing student daughter.....was very impressed with the museum located in St Thomas' Hospital... Much more than we expected, took at least 2 1/2 hours to go through.....

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Additional Information about Florence Nightingale Museum

Address: Address: 2 Lambeth Palace Road | St. Thomas' Hospital, London SE1 7EW, England
Phone Number: 020 7620 0374
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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