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Florence Nightingale Museum

The Florence Nightingale Museum celebrates the life and work of the best known figure in nursing history.

Hours are Tuesday – Sunday, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm.

Did you know Florence Nightingale was the first female member of the Royal Statistical Society? That she owned over 60 cats throughout her life and had a pet owl called Athena? Do you know why she was called Florence?

Nightingale was the founder of modern nursing, was one of our greatest Victorians and a female icon in her own lifetime. She is still an inspiration to nurses around the globe. The museum to celebrates her life and contributions, as well as all nurses: past, present, and future.

With an impressive collection, see the actual lamp she carried which earned her the nickname The Lady With The Lamp, meet her pet owl and see her medicine chest. Learn the story of her life and maybe even have a chance to meet her in person.

Boasting a wide range of events and revolving temporary exhibits there is something for everyone.

Florence Nightingale Museum 2 Lambeth Palace Road, London, SE1 7EP
Contact telephone: 02071884400
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Current Events

Play Like a Victorian at the Florence Nightingale Museum
Florence Nightingale Museum 2 Lambeth Palace Road, London Sat 20 Jul to Sun 1 September
Florence Fridays: Meet Miss Nightingale
Florence Nightingale Museum 2 Lambeth Palace Road, London Fri 2 Aug to Fri 23 August
Object Handling Sessions with the Old Operating Theatre
Florence Nightingale Museum 2 Lambeth Palace Road, London Wed 7 Aug to Wed 21 August
Wild Life Drawing Evening Event: Wolves
Florence Nightingale Museum 2 Lambeth Palace Road, London Fri 9 August
Florence Nightingale’s London - Walking Tour
Tour Meets Outside of Park Lane BMW. 70 Park Lane, London Sat 17 August