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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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Small but well formed

This is a small museum next to St Thomas's hospital. It is not a large museum, but it goes through the life of Florence Nightingale. We actually spent a couple of enjoyable hours... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 10, 2015
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ipswich
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34 reviews 34 reviews
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

This is a small museum next to St Thomas's hospital. It is not a large museum, but it goes through the life of Florence Nightingale. We actually spent a couple of enjoyable hours here. It is very interesting for anyone with an interest in nursing. I would recommend it for anyone.

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Bath, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

If you want to avoid heaving crowds at the most popular attractions during school holidays and not spent a fortune on entrance fees, I can recommend the Florence Nightingale Museum at St Thomas' Hospital. I visited last week and spent a happy couple of hours leaning lots of new things about FN and the Crimean war. Everthing is housed in... More 

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Hazlet New Jersey USA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

This small museum is located in St. Thomas Hospital and is located in the vicinity of the London Eye. It presents in about 45 minutes why nursing is so important and what she contributed to improving the poor treatment received prior to 1850. There are many descriptive photos and memorabilia to educate one in a short time, without being dry... More 

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Ivybridge, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Took my daughter (10) here to inspire her as to how women can change the world. Lovely little museum, well laid out and informative. Interesting stuff about the whole era and how nursing is today, not expensive, a little gem.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Came up with 2 girls aged 10 and it was a lot better than I expected. Entry cost £13 as we fell under the 'Small Family' pricing category (one adult and up to three children). The museum was very informative and well maintained. There are also information gathering activities for children to do, which is a good way to keep... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

A small, intimate museum, full of letters, narratives, instruments and supplies. A raw history of nursing from the earl years which will touch the hearts and minds of many. I am an RN of 50 years and having read many stories in elementary school which inspired my love of nursing, this museum touched a special part of my being. It... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Visited this site with a group of friends, one of them a teenage girls interested in entering nursing career, and another a paediatric specialist from Canada, so an already engaged audience. The layout of the exhibitions is rather confusing, and if you try to follow a logical route it can become a little frustrating, but if you suspend the need... More 

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Den Bosch, The Netherlands
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

I had been wanting to visit this museum for years but was so disappointed. The layout is confusing, I was completely bewildered by the "peepholes" and what could have been a fascinating museum just became plain annoying. It was full of school children which did not help in a small space, admittedly & consequently the interactive information had been exhausted... More 

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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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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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