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Florence Nightingale Museum
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Reviewed July 5, 2017 via mobile

Well worth a visit if around the area. The museum itself is full of factual knowledge and tells many stories about Florence, her family, her upbringing and her career. The museum itself is a good size, not too busy so plenty of chances to look at all of the items. We spent around an hour here, and would highly recommend to anybody with a similar interest.

The staff were welcoming and friendly, and the gift shop had an arrangement of souvenirs and was reasonably priced.

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed June 21, 2017

This is a great little museum to really get an understanding of Florence Nightingale and her journey into nursing. It gave me a deeper appreciation of her need to escape her privileged upbringing and debunk expectations put upon her, but also how she used it to promote better healthcare.

Date of experience: June 2017
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Reviewed June 11, 2017

Round the back of St Thomas's Hospital is this small museum. I baulked at the £7.50 admission fee but, despite the museum's small size, it is packed with material about Florence Nightingale herself and her family, the Crimean War and the later part of her long life. Display items and explanatory text are reinforced by a series of informative audio clips, including one on which you can hear Florence's voice, recorded on a phonograph as an old lady. The museum rightly offers a balanced view of her and I got quite a good sense of who she was, what drove her and what she was like as a person. She was quite enigmatic and probably very difficult to work with, but it seems her famed hypochondria in later life probably wasn't: she really was ill. You probably have to be interested in 19th century social history or nursing to find this museum worthwhile but if you're around Waterloo or Westminster and have time to kill or want to get out of the rain you could do much worse than come here.

Date of experience: June 2017
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Reviewed June 8, 2017 via mobile

As a nurse I appreciated the history if my profession on display. Healthcare professionals will appreciate as will non healthcare individuals who will learn something new. Interesting information and love the original pieces on display. Nice gift shop too, and small.

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank 380joannel
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Reviewed June 5, 2017

I am a nurse so I had to go to this museum on our visit to London. My husband who is not a nurse even loved it. There was so much I did not know about Florence Nightingale that I found out. It was a great museum to take you through the history of nursing and to show you how far we have come.

Date of experience: May 2017
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