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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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Quite a small but informative museum! Is in an ok location along southbank and not far from westend! Prices are reasonable.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 7, 2015
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29 reviews 29 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

This really had a lot of information about Florence Nightingale and her life. She was an amazing woman. Mary Seacole was also an amazing woman but you never heard of her. She is also on display at this museum.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Quite a small but informative museum! Is in an ok location along southbank and not far from westend! Prices are reasonable.

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Hastings, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Beautifully laid out, this understated museum is just the right size. The information is accessible and manageable, put together in a way that can be digested without getting what I call “museum legs”. Leave an hour to learn how the Lady With The Lamp reformed nursing during Queen Victoria’s reign; about the Crimean War; about sanitation. What a remarkable lady... More 

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8 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

The story of Florence Nightingale is one that should be told - both to those who know some of it and those who know nothing. The layout and presentation at this museum disappoints in every way in executing this task. It is imply terrible.

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ipswich
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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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6 reviews 6 reviews
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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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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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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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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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