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Florence Nightingale Museum

2 Lambeth Palace Road | St. Thomas' Hospital, London SE1 7EP, England
+44 20 7620 0374
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Site where the "Lady of the Lamp" founded her School of Nursing in 1860.
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2 Lambeth Palace Road | St. Thomas' Hospital, London SE1 7EP, England
+44 20 7620 0374
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Reviewed yesterday

A valuable insight into a powerfully dedicated woman. The layout was fine, the exhibits were interesting, and the staff engaging - very positive.

Thank mnwjm1981
Reviewed 2 days ago

As a nurse, I was interested to visit and was not disappointed. Really informative and well laid out, explaining Florence's early life, right through to her death. Interesting artefacts, interactive items and a great gift shop!

Thank CornwallMole
Reviewed 2 days ago

It is a good museum, but felt it should have been better. As it is close to St Thomas' hospital, it is also a museum on general nurses as well. My cousin had been to the previous museum, and felt the old one was much...More

Thank Deceangi
Reviewed 4 days ago

This small but very well designed museum provides a fascinating insight into the life and times of Florence Nightingale - showing her in the context of women in Victorian Society as well as her innovative and effective nursing methods and the legacy of her work....More

Thank dodo609
Reviewed 5 days ago

Being a Nurse, I felt like I had to go learn about my profession and its beginnings. This is a small museum that is low budget. Do not expect to the like of the British museum or other like it. It's really neat to see...More

1  Thank HeKtor89
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Although it is small, there is a lot to see , watch and hear. I loved the headphones and recordings, they really added to the experience, especially hearing Florence´s voice on the phonograph! The 7.50 is well worth it - the museum is excitingly laid...More

Thank Anneka G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is what I'd call a small museum, and a lot of it seems to be set out for school groups. I felt it was very oriented to the nursing profession (understandably) as well as her life. Some very interesting videos, but some of the...More

Thank Heather F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very interesting museum on the St Thomas' site. Lots of artifacts and information about this fascinating lady, and healthcare history in general. Quite compact so no risk of museum fatigue. Particularly relevant to those with a healthcare background but well worth a visit for all.

1  Thank Cottral
Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

I thought this would be a small museum, with things I already knew about Florence Nightingale as I studied her at school. But this museum have a completely different insight into her! The staff were so friendly and the atmosphere was lovely. It was all...More

2  Thank Becca G
Reviewed 17 August 2017

This is my second visit to the museum, very interesting and thoroughly enjoyed it, plenty to see and plenty to read about this wonderful lady.

1  Thank Janice L
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Response from Wendy M | Reviewed this property |
I went by myself and spent just over 1.5 hours, itcdependsvon how much you read and what your interests are. The time you said is more than enough. Enjoy!
22 September 2016|
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Response from LTourish | Reviewed this property |
You should not have trouble with getting the ticket at the door. It's a small museum and advanced purchase is not necessary. Please take the time you will enjoy learning all about Florence Nightingale!! It's a small... More