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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 #376 of 852 Attractions in London
Type: History Museums, Specialty Museums, Museums
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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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Letchworth, United Kingdom
12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

We visited here with our two sons aged 6 and 7. One had just studied Florence Nightingale at school, the other was due to study her in the next year. The museum is a short walk from Westminster tube station across the bridge. There's a great view to be had of Big Ben as you go which adds to the... More

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London, United Kingdom
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43 reviews 43 reviews
6 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

I accompanied my daughter's (yr 2) class to the museum. We were greeted by a Florence Nightingale actor who was brilliant. She took us through her childhood and life in an engaging and entertaining way. The kids (6-7 years) were hooked and so were the adults. There were activities that followed and we got to see artefacts and information about... More

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Manchester, England, United Kingdom
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39 reviews 39 reviews
26 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Museum is a bit difficult to find - hidden away under part of St Thomas' hospital. Cost at £7 seems a little expensive but if you have a rail ticket you can print off a 2 for 1 offer which makes it good value. It's a small museum that makes good use of the space by winding around with different... More

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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

Very interesting museum and worth a visit. A lot to learn about a woman who gave a lot and was greatly loved by the people she took care of. What she did was unheard of in her time but were the roots to some of her achivements live on today. The museum is devided in three sections so that what... More

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Dereham, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

I combined a visit to see the Poppies at the Tower of London with a visit to this museum. Something I have wanted to do ever since I saw 'Magic Granddad' mention it on the BBC Schools Programme for KS1! I wasn't disappointed. Although it is relatively small there is a great deal to see and loads of information. I... More

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44 reviews 44 reviews
3 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

No, you can not charge 7 GBP for such a small place and short visit. This lady was so influential and deserves a more professional presentation than the history of nursing in the st Thomas hospital. Do not go unless you are a nurse and wish to see few some photos and extremely few exhibits

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32 reviews 32 reviews
14 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

What a pleasure i enjoyed this small yet very informative and well maintained museum. While there i had the pleasure of observing a presentation of Florence's influence by staff to preschoolers. This museum teaches that Florence was more than a nursing leader she was an intelligent woman who was genuine, an outstanding teacher who had a positive impact on all... More

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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71 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014 via mobile

Since my wife is a nurse, comes from a line of nurses in the family, and we also have now have a first year student nurse daughter back in NZ, we were keen to visit this little museum within the grounds of St Thomas's Hospital. It is well laid out and particularly documents the impact Florence Nightingale had on changing... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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102 reviews 102 reviews
39 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

This is a very interesting small museum, kind of hard to find. You wonder how bad the army treated its solders and what we take for granted.

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26 reviews 26 reviews
16 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

I found this museum to be very interesting and informative about this fascinating woman.A very small museum,but a little confusing when you first go in as to which way to go first,they do give you a plan to guide your way.Whichever way you go doesn't really make any difference.Certainly worth popping in to view.The staff were very very friendly and... More

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