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Florence Nightingale Museum

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Address: 2 Lambeth Palace Road | St. Thomas' Hospital, London SE1 7EW, England
Phone Number: +44 20 7620 0374
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Site where the "Lady of the Lamp" founded her School of Nursing...

Site where the "Lady of the Lamp" founded her School of Nursing in 1860.

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Interesting but set up could be better

This museum is small but packed with interesting artifacts and information about FN but it was set up in such a way that the information was difficult to see and appreciate. I... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Anne V
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Charleston
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum is small but packed with interesting artifacts and information about FN but it was set up in such a way that the information was difficult to see and appreciate. I think I would have gotten more out it if it had been set up in a more traditional way, but it was very informative and inspirational. Definitely worth... More 

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Rayleigh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

I can't say anything bad about our day, the lady who played Florence was amazing really brought her to life and made it not just fun for the little ones but also adults. Massive praise. Also to the whole team my son had a nose bleed and I have never seen care like it thank you so much for the... More 

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La Grange, Kentucky
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

This museum encompasses an incredible collection of the life and times of our founder, Florence Nightingale. My only criticism is that the gift shop does not contain affordable gifts for multiple purchases. We were flying, so space and weight were of the essence. The best choice for this was a canvas bag, but it was $15 (each) and it looked... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

Easier to access museum by walking round then road than through at Thomas grounds. Small museum but a lot to see, interactive stuff aswell -her own written assessment of her staff is interesting.

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

My wife is a nurse and university lecturer in nursing and it has always been her ambition to visit the Florence Nightingale museum. As we were in London with a few hours to spare we thought we would pay a visit. The museum is very small and largely consists of information boards with very little memorabilia. Whilst personal items are,... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

You learn a lot here. You can feel the corn cob beds the patients slept on. You can get a feel of the British involvement in the Crimea War.

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Rijeka, Croatia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

The museum dedicated to the famous founder of modern nursing is located near the Waterloo station, telling the story about the “lady with the lamp” and her private and professional life. It is small, but very interesting collection, with room for further improvement.

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Thank Borzov
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

Found this little museum inside the hospital where she trained to be very well done. Lots of memorabilia and marvelous collection of photographs from over a century of nursing.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota, Usa
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

Small museum. Mostly poster boards describing events. Not many personal items. Learned more about her history in nursing school. Stop by if you have extra time.

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Tacoma, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

The museum provided an excellent overview of Florence Nightingale and her work to bring a human standard to nursing and to help patients under their care. What was there was good, but I left wanting more. The museum does a good job in outlining Florence Nightingale's life and career, and nurses and those who relate to nursing will find inspiration... More 

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