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Florence Nightingale Museum

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Address: 2 Lambeth Palace Road | St. Thomas' Hospital, London SE1 7EW, England
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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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Very informative small museum depicting the life and work of Florence Nightingale, and the legacy that she created. It is not huge, just one large room, but allow and hour and a... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
James P
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Very informative small museum depicting the life and work of Florence Nightingale, and the legacy that she created. It is not huge, just one large room, but allow and hour and a half. There are toilets here but no cafe.

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Darwen, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I have a love of Miss. Nightingale so I really liked this small museum in her honour. Not brilliant for kids but for anyone with a loves of nursing and the Crimean war or just history of that erA would love it. We had 2 for 1 vouchers from virgin train.

Thank Helen M
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had been walking around all morning and arrived at the museum ready for a cup of tea- there is nowhere to get a cup of tea so be prepared. I had been looking forward to seeing this museum as I am a nurse myself. There was a reasonable amount of interesting information and objects, but it is only 1... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Took advantage of rail 2for1 so very good value. Surprising little gem in central London, not just focusing on Florence, but also other great nurses presented and scene setting too. Could do with better directions on the website!

Thank LittleMissGiggly
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My daughter is studying Florence Nightingale at school so we decided to take her here. It cost £15 for a family ticket which was very reasonable. We all found it very fascinating and lots of information. The kids also get a questionnaire to answer on there way round which was good.

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Worth the effort to find this museum that tells the story of Florence Nightingale and her influence on nursing. Also a small exhibition that changes regularly. Well worth spending an hour or two.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I loved this museum and it was unusual for a London museum as it was quiet when I visited. The price was a bit steep though but it was very interesting with welcoming staff.

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Settle, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 9, 2017 via mobile

We visited the museum in December with two children (7 and 11). Compared to some of the attractions we have visited the cost was very reasonable. The exhibition itself was very informative and covered the life of Florence from childhood right through the Crimean war to her death. Its not a huge museum and you can easily spend 1-2 hours... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 8, 2017

As a tourist and history buff, I seek out all museums great and small. As a nurse, this was on my must do list. I would have rated it fair because it wasn't poor, but it was less than average. I found the museum to be lacking in both artifacts and information. I have written reports with more information about... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 27, 2016 via mobile

Decided that when I had any free time on a business trip I would fill any down time no matte how short with something interesting...this museum is fascinating hugely interactive and provides a real insight into her life and times,contemporaries and those who currently follow her vocation ...on whom we all rely at some point during our lives

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