Florence Nightingale Museum
- Discover the life of one of the world’s most iconic female figures, Florence Nightingale
- See the very lamp that gave her the name ‘The Lady with the Lamp’
- Learn how Florence became one of the most influential people in nursing and about her campaigning work
- Explore the memorabilia of Florence’s legacy including her medicine chest from the Crimean War
- Tickets may be cancelled 48 hours before travel date.
The History of Florence Nightingale
Discover the life and the legacy of one of the most famous women that has ever lived; Florence Nightingale. Widely known as ‘The Lady with the Lamp’, Florence Nightingale is best recognised for her role during the Crimean War and her campaigns to improve healthcare for ordinary people. She worked for decades on pioneering infection control, improving hospital design and to transform nursing into a respectable profession for women.
Remembered for her care of the injured soldiers during the Crimean War, walking the wards at night while carrying a lamp, Florence earned her nickname as ‘The Lady with the Lamp’. At the museum, you’ll get the extra special chance to see this very lamp, now over 100 years old. You’ll also see her medicine chest used during her Crimean War efforts and meet her pet owl, Athena. If you visit during the afternoon you can join a tour to be guided through the highlights of Florence’s most influential work including the introduction of her nursing school at St Thomas’s Hospital and the inspiring medical writings that she left behind.
Days of operation: Wednesday to Sunday
Start time: 10am - 5pm (last entry 4:30pm)
Address: Florence Nightingale Museum, 2 Lambeth Palace Road, Lambeth, London, SE1 7EW