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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 #392 of 853 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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20 reviews 20 reviews
17 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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41 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 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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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

As a nurse I was quite excited to visit the museum and find out more about the woman who reinvented nursing. Unlike most museums in London, this one charges a modest £7 to get into. I loved the lay out with the entire museum in one room. The girl at the desk provides you with a map to show you... More 

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17 attraction reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

There were some interesting things here however I started to get very annoyed when I had to bend down to about 2' off the ground to look through peep holes. I hated the fake grass on the walls and having to my face over peep holes that other people were using. Same with the headsets. It just seemed very childlike... More 

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Letchworth, United Kingdom
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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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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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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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Malta
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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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