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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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Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • We visited the museum in December with two children (7 and 11). Compared to some of the attractions we have visited the cost was very reasonable. The exhibition itself was very informative and covered...  more »
  • As a tourist and history buff, I seek out all museums great and small. As a nurse, this was on my must do list. I would have rated it fair because it wasn't poor, but it was less than average. I found...  more »
  • Decided that when I had any free time on a business trip I would fill any down time no matte how short with something interesting...this museum is fascinating hugely interactive and provides a real in...  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.