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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: +44 20 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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A lovely hidden gem

I went with my mum. I'm a student nurse and it is a must! The information is great. It's fun and the noises are great. The lay out could be better but they have utilised the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
Lesley N
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Dartford
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Wellingborough, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We visited this as part of the London Pass, this was an interesting little museum, more so for the adults than the kids. Definitely somewhere to come back to in a few years time. We all learnt a little something whilst we were there.

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Dartford
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I went with my mum. I'm a student nurse and it is a must! The information is great. It's fun and the noises are great. The lay out could be better but they have utilised the space very well. I will probably go again.

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Adelaide, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Visited with daughter, a nurse - was an interesting array of information and artifacts although not a lot that actually belonged to Florence. Set up was a bit confusing, seemed to go round in no particular order. Also having all the peep holes at different levels was good idea, however the low ones are probably too low for older adults... More 

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Charleston
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This museum is small but packed with interesting artifacts and information about FN but it was set up in such a way that the information was difficult to see and appreciate. I think I would have gotten more out it if it had been set up in a more traditional way, but it was very informative and inspirational. Definitely worth... More 

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Rayleigh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2016 via mobile

I can't say anything bad about our day, the lady who played Florence was amazing really brought her to life and made it not just fun for the little ones but also adults. Massive praise. Also to the whole team my son had a nose bleed and I have never seen care like it thank you so much for the... More 

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La Grange, Kentucky
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

This museum encompasses an incredible collection of the life and times of our founder, Florence Nightingale. My only criticism is that the gift shop does not contain affordable gifts for multiple purchases. We were flying, so space and weight were of the essence. The best choice for this was a canvas bag, but it was $15 (each) and it looked... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2016 via mobile

Easier to access museum by walking round then road than through at Thomas grounds. Small museum but a lot to see, interactive stuff aswell -her own written assessment of her staff is interesting.

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 11, 2016 via mobile

My wife is a nurse and university lecturer in nursing and it has always been her ambition to visit the Florence Nightingale museum. As we were in London with a few hours to spare we thought we would pay a visit. The museum is very small and largely consists of information boards with very little memorabilia. Whilst personal items are,... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2016

You learn a lot here. You can feel the corn cob beds the patients slept on. You can get a feel of the British involvement in the Crimea War.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2016

The museum dedicated to the famous founder of modern nursing is located near the Waterloo station, telling the story about the “lady with the lamp” and her private and professional life. It is small, but very interesting collection, with room for further improvement.

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