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Florence Nightingale Museum

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Address: 2 Lambeth Palace Road | St. Thomas' Hospital, London SE1 7EP, England
Phone Number: 020 7620 0374
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Site where the "Lady of the Lamp" founded her School of Nursing...

Site where the "Lady of the Lamp" founded her School of Nursing in 1860.

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Spent a pleasant hour looking at the interesting exhibits. The staff were really helpful. My 7 year old, who had done a project about Florence nightingale at the school, was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Jill R
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Loughborough, United Kingdom
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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I was impressed by the layout of the museum. The self explanatory images. The listening posts where you can hear the thoughts oF Florence Nightingale, her patients and staff. This brings the place to life. The exhibits, the clothing , the diaries, letters and keep sakes all a huge step for female emancipation and the huge contribution a few kind... More 

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Irvine, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This museum ensures that Florence Nightingale is not an historical footnote - you'er invited to browse through her life and times, and glimpse her inner thoughts as a young woman who changed the face of medicine. Amazing find!

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1 Thank TJN381
White Plains, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 190 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Interesting museum. Liked the talking displays spent about 1hour there Glad we came😎. If interested you should come. Not crowded

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Loughborough, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Spent a pleasant hour looking at the interesting exhibits. The staff were really helpful. My 7 year old, who had done a project about Florence nightingale at the school, was interested, and enjoyed dressing up as Peter Pan when she had finished looking for the answers to the question sheet.

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1 Thank Jill R
Bristol, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We decided we'd like to visit museum. Enjoyed a couple of hours learning about Florence nightingale. I found it very interesting and informative. Bit unsure of which way around I was suppose to go, so got slightly mixed up on information dates. But enjoyed the experience.

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Victoria, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was really looking forward to seeing this museum. I dragged along non-nurses, and I could tell they were bored. A few displays in glass cabinets, many photos and a few listening devices. I was hoping to see more equipment that was used in Florences day. I am still glad I went, but not as good as it could be.... More 

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monclova, ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had to visit this museum as I have been a nurse over 35 years and teach nursing. Great historically but also moved through nursing to the present. Loved that outside is a statue if Edith Cavill. Adjacent to St Thomas Hospital. Down a ramp. Difficult to find despite the signage. Everyone I spoke to there was a nurse- from all... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The museum is of necessity very small, as there are not all that many artefacts to display other than books, clothes, equipment, pictures, and general paraphernalia covering her childhood, Crimea experience, and later life. However, the general printed explanations are well worth reading. The curator has over-indulged a passion for peepholes and headphones with audio commentaries, though. One can ignore... More 

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1 Thank Chris N
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I really enjoyed seeing her history and how passionate she was about helping others. There was lots of information, but being able to see her books and some notes and medicine, even a dress and a typical nurses uniform just really brought a realism to ask those stories I have always heard about her. It was hard to find but... More 

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Seminole, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great museum chronicling the pioneer's life work and showcasing many artifacts from the era. Especially interesting is a read through the daily log of nurses working the field hospital.

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