Florence Nightingale Museum, London

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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. Put Florence Nightingale Museum and other London attractions into our London trip planner , and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • Visited this small but interesting museum in the grounds of St Thomas's Hospital. Learnt many facts about Florence Nightingale which I did not know prior to my visit. I liked the Spanish Flu exhibitio...  more »
  • This small museum is tucked away in St Thomas's Hospital. It tells the story of Florence Nightingale in considerable detail and has quite a few items which she used to own. She was much more than just...  more »
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  • Excellent museum. Specially enjoyed Florence Nightingale telling the children about her life. It really brought the character to life. Lots of interesting stuff to read. Had a nice lunch in the hospital. Best veggie bolognaise I've ever had.
  • Great day out spending with my children, children were given an activity booklet to do when going around. It was very interesting and lots of amazing history to learn. Nice day out to kick start the Easter Holidays
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