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Florence Nightingale Museum, London

(3.3/5 based on 320+ reviews on the web)
Florence Nightingale Museum commemorates the "Lady of the Lamp," credited with founding modern nursing in the United Kingdom. Located on the site where she established her nursing school in 1860, the museum includes three major exhibits: Nightingale's childhood and struggle against social conventions, the nurse's dramatic service in the military, and her steadfast campaigning for health reform. Keep your eyes peeled for special artifacts like Nightingale's childhood writing slate, her medicine chest, a register of nurses that served under Nightingale, and even her pet owl named Athena that she rescued and carried in her pocket. With our world travel planner, London attractions like Florence Nightingale Museum can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • Located opposite the Saint Thomas hospital emergency entrance, it is a must-see for all health care personnel visit in London.
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  • Took my girlfriend here cause she is a student nurse, she said she found quite boring, the best bit was hearing her voice on some headphones.  more »
  • This museum is well worth a look,it is only small but has plenty of information.They had earphones & these were very interesting & lots of them.I would certainly recommend this to anyone & it's very e...  more »
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  • Interesting place to visit if your are related to nursing or interested in it and in the background of who is considered the founder of modern nursing. The museum is a bit small, and as its name indicates it is focused in the life of Florence Nightingale. Therefore not everything is related to nursery, but somehow helps to understand the efforts of this unique woman.
  • There are plenty of other museums that cost nothing to enter. This one costs money to enter with nothing new to learn if you paid attention to your nursing classes and some world history (Crimean War, WWI). Situated at the corner of hospital complex, this was one of few disappointing places to visit.
  • Beautiful little exhibit. Learned a lot about what happened to her after the war as well. Very empowering and awe inspiring.
  • Very small but educational. Nice to learn about her before and after war .inspirational lady
  • Took my daughter who is a nurse. We didn't have to read all the various boards as there was an actress in Florence rig...telling the story of this amazing headstrong and brilliant woman. Utterly brilliant.