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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
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A small museum which we were quite disappointed with. A lot of information is viewed through peepholes, some uncomfortably high up and others quite low. After a while we got quite bored with peering through them and gave up. There are other interesting artefacts to...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a few hours to kill and I love history, thought a trip to the Florence Nightingale museum might be the answer. A pleasant surprise on Florence’s timeline with plenty of her personal memorabilia on show. Other artifacts on show giving you, what life...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Florence Nightingale Museum is an interesting museum which follows the life of this famous nurse. The museum provided exhibits about her life as a child (including her pet owl), the Florence Nightingale Training School (which trained Nightingale Nurses for about 150 years), the Crimean...More

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daveg1987, Manager at Florence Nightingale Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your kind and informative words. I'm glad that you enjoyed your visit and learned something too.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a very small exhibit. I was expecting a much larger exhibit so I was a little disappointed in the depth of the exhibit. That being said they had some very interesting multimedia exhibits.More

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daveg1987, Manager at Florence Nightingale Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your review. I'm glad that you enjoyed your visit. We do try to convey our small size in our marketing materials where possible, but thankfully most people still manage to spend an hour or so here. As a nurse it's great that...More

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Reviewed 7 May 2018

I was very interested to come to the museum as coming from a town where she had connections ,Salisbury, she wanted to work at the hospital here, but was not allowed by her parents. So Sidney Herbert President of Salisbury Infirmary got her involved in...More

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daveg1987, Manager at Florence Nightingale Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We're really pleased to hear that you enjoyed your visit. Thanks for the positive review. We will look forward to welcoming you again.

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Reviewed 15 April 2018

We stumbled upon this little gem of a museum while passing St Thomas's Hospital. You don't have to be passionate about nursing or even have any real interest in Florence Nightingale to enjoy looking at artefacts and other documents belonging to this most famous of...More

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daveg1987, General Manager at Florence Nightingale Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 16 April 2018

Thank you for your kind words. I'm really glad that you enjoyed your visit.

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Reviewed 14 April 2018 via mobile

I visited this museum with my partner who is a nurse. Set in St Thomas hospital it is well signposted from the outside and reasonably easy to find. The museum cost £7.50 pp for an adult which I thought was slightly expensive. The museum is...More

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daveg1987, General Manager at Florence Nightingale Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 16 April 2018

I'm pleased to hear that you enjoyed your visit, although disappointed to hear that you did not find the Museum good value for money, which we do genuinely try to provide. Unfortunately, as a small independent charity which receives no funding from government or elsewhere,...More

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Reviewed 14 April 2018 via mobile

Read reviews and felt better than expected. Well worth walk across Westminster Bridge and price for family reasonable. All items easily accessible without having to walk huge distances. One negative we would say is that the lighting on some of the exhibits was poor. A...More

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daveg1987, General Manager at Florence Nightingale Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 16 April 2018

Thank you for your review. We are glad that you enjoyed your visit. Unfortunately our lighting levels need to be restricted for the purpose of conserving the collection. Paper and textiles are particularly fragile and deteriorate dramatically with higher 'lux' levels. In order to not...More

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Reviewed 8 April 2018 via mobile

Obviously, nurses will be most taken with this thorough look at her life. But anyone should enjoy learning about this privileged young lady who risked it all to re-invent the science of nursing. The horrid wartime conditions she corrected and the basic healthy food and...More

Thank Diane S
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daveg1987, General Manager at Florence Nightingale Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 9 April 2018

Thank you for your kind review. We're really glad that you enjoyed your visit - particularly as families are so important to the future.

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Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

A good way to honour a remarkable woman. It’s not a massive museum so an hour is plenty of time. When we were there there was an enactment and the lady playing Florence was superb. Enjoyable and informative.

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daveg1987, General Manager at Florence Nightingale Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 7 April 2018

Thank you for your kind review. We're really glad that you enjoyed your visit and seeing Florence!

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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!
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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
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