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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 #451 of 1,098 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 young children, Activities for older children
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Altrincham, England, United Kingdom
16 reviews 16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

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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31 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

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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33 reviews 33 reviews
22 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

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
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8 reviews 8 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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Letchworth ,
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75 attraction reviews
179 helpful votes 179 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Having had this museum on my list to visit for a long time ,I was slightly disappointed when we actually got there .felt they could have made it more interesting .Especially disappointing was the small exhibition to the Nurses of the First World War . Having visited the Old Operating Theatre near London Bridge where Florence first worked ,we felt... More

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42 reviews 42 reviews
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

I was looking for museums I hadn't seen in London and found this one. My expectations were not high and I went expecting only a room or two. Instead I found a beautifully organized series of exhibits. Some showed her early life and that of a privileged young woman. Many of her personal artifacts were there. However, I also learned... More

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Saint Augustine, Florida
18 reviews 18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

We enjoyed a short visit to this museum, not far (across the bridge) from Westminster Abby and Big Ben. Since I have a medical background, I found it very interesting. What an impact Florence Nightingale had on early patient care, with very limited resources. Worth the visit.

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Lisburn, United Kingdom
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

This museum is only about a fifteen minute walk from the London Eye but worth the detour, follow the signs to St Thomas' hospital and it is signposted from there. The entry fees are reasonable (for London!), make sure to bring your student ID to claim the concession. The museum is all on the one floor, thus very compact. On... More

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Stockholm, Sweden
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

It was a nice museum, but a little bit too small. I think the place should be extended with more things to see and do. All in all it was a nice experience.

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