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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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Good introduction to Florence Nightingale

As an SRN myself was happy to take my 7yr old granddaughter to see the museum. She had been doing a project at school and was very keen to go there. She loved it and we spent at... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Middx London
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Middx London
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

As an SRN myself was happy to take my 7yr old granddaughter to see the museum. She had been doing a project at school and was very keen to go there. She loved it and we spent at least an hour there where she was able to try out all the interactive parts. She was fascinated by the uniform! It... More 

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Sutton Coldfield, Birmingham
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We wanted to visit this museum along with our daughter who is a nurse. She visited this museum before but it was closed. A history of Florence Nightingale- how nursing through time had developed and how the Nursing has changed over the years. a fabulous little museum and some great photos of how hospitals developed in the Victorian era. Small... More 

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Shrewsbury
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

THis museum is very well laid out and very informative given its area of display is rather samll there was also a small exhibition on Peter pan and J M Barries whenwe visited, there is some ephemera and memorabilia and lots of photographs to do with Florence nightingale but also about nursing in general and to show how mucgh Florence... More 

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

This is a small museum covering the life and work of Florence Nightingale. The layout of the exhibits is a little confusing but manageable. Entry is a rather steep £7.50, definitely overpriced for what it is, good discounts for those eligible however, but incredibly no discount for NHS staff??? Unbelievable. This is an ok diversion to while away an hour... More 

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Lismore, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful little museum at St Thomas Hospital- not the easiest to find. Tells the story of a somewhat unsung hero in quite some detail.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

came across this little museum by accident, lovely little place, lots of interesting facts and artefacts, cheap to get into and no queues!!! very nice way to spend a quiet hour or so

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Aberdeen
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very compact museum about Florence Nightingale, Nursing and the Crimea War. Allow about an hour to see it all. Only costs about £7.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a remarkable woman! I thoroughly enjoyed learning more about her. Loved the videos and military nursing history as well. The walk is easy from Big Ben across the Thames to St Thomas Hospital where the museum is located. Then head down the river to the Eye and beyond.

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Burton upon Trent, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A really nice compact museum just off Westminster Bridge. Got a 2 for 1 offer from National Rail. The museum is compact and go's the her life in three different areas somme nice artifacts to see. There was also a small exhibition about J M Barrie and Peter Pan.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great museum. For such a small, relatively unknown place, it had a TON of fascinating history and memorabilia. Definitely worth a visit for anyone interested in medical history and Florence Nightingale.

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