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Address: Selimiye Barracks | Peace Headquarters of the Turkish First Army Command, Istanbul, Turkey
Phone Number: 3437310
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
Description: Lovers of nursing history will appreciate this museum, located in the...
Lovers of nursing history will appreciate this museum, located in the barracks where Florence Nightengale lived during the Crimean War.
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Unique opportunity - step into a small window of history

Having seen the entry in a guide book that you can visit the actual place that Florence did her great works we had the concierge at the Conrad sort out the paperwork and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 21, 2015
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Bracknell, England, United Kingdom
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Bracknell, England, United Kingdom
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46 reviews 46 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Having seen the entry in a guide book that you can visit the actual place that Florence did her great works we had the concierge at the Conrad sort out the paperwork and transport. They need to fax across a scan of your passport as it is in a military barracks and need to book 48 hours prior to going.... More 

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Gurnee, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

See amsnapp detailed review below for great instructions on how to get there from the European side of the strait. Keep in mind you will have to walk uphill about 1/2 mile before arriving at the front gate to the base. This is not terribly difficult but you should know what your up against. As stated you can't bring a... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

I visited the museum today and had a great experience. Previous posts are correct in that you have to make in appointment, usually 2 days in advance, by faxing in a copy of your passport, which your hotel should be able to do for you. The museum is located in The 1st Army Headquarters on the military base, so don't... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

I taxied from the hotel to get to the museum and took a Bosphorus cruise back to the hotel area. That’s how I would do it if I did it again. You will spend a lot of time walking and trying to find the entrance if you don’t know where it is, so I let the taxi driver find it... More 

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Istanbul, Turkey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

Today Saturday we went the barracks to try and visit the FN museum. We were told that visiting hours are 9-5 Monday to Friday. All you have to do is ring 0216 556 8000. Ext 3032. We were leaving Istanbul on Sunday so couldn't check it out We had been acting on old information which was to fax a letter... More 

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ypsilanti
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

Set in a military complex, Selimiye, on Asia side, this small museum is open to public but you must fax them your passport info and photo and get permission for entry. This can be quite a cumbersome process but once permission is given you will probably get first class military service and a personal tour. Most of the artifacts are... More 

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London
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

Four key points in this review. (1) you have to plan ahead to do this visit; (2) you may have to persist - we did; (3) the journey and surrounding area are worthwhile experiences in themselves; and (4) the visit itself is worth every minute. This was our second visit to Istanbul, and visiting the Florence Nightingale Museum was high... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

I loved today … although I didn't get to see the museum. It was an excuse for an adventure I wouldn't otherwise have taken -- it's good to have a destination. Today was my day to explore Istanbul's ferries. Very fun. I went from Beskitas to Uskudar. Then walked alongside the Bosphorus (stopped for tea on the way) past Harem.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013 via mobile

We did visit in November! I faxed on 19th and they rang our hotel to arrange our visit on 22nd- I was really impressed with their responsiveness and administration. As a UK trained nurse, I really wanted to go here. Overall it's a shame that they are missing so much! I'd love a week there to make it clearer and... More 

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Athens, Greece
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2013

We read all the instructions and tried over several days to contact the barracks without success so we decided that since we wanted to visit the Crimean war cemetery nearby we would turn up anyway and try our luck. The soldiers at the gate were very kind and we were taken in to a small waiting room with easy chairs... More 

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