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Florence Nightingale Museum


Florence Nightingale Museum
St Thomas' Hospital, 2 Lambeth Palace Road, London. SE1 7EW
Tel: 020 7620 0374 (International = +44 20 7620 0374)
Fax: 020 7928 1760 (International = +44 20 7928 1760)

Opening Times:

Monday - Friday 10.00 - 17.00 (last admission 16.00)
Saturday, Sunday & Bank Holiday Mondays 10.00 - 16.30 (last admission 15.30)
Closed Good Friday, Easter Saturday, Easter Sunday, 23 December - 2 January

How to get here:
Nearest Underground: Westminster, Waterloo
Nearest Rail: Waterloo
Bus: 12, 53, 76, 77, 148, 159, 211, 341, 381, 507

The Museum gift shop sells a range of books, souvenirs, postcards and educational material

Admission Prices:
Adults £5.80
Children £4.80
Disabled Visitor

Discount rates for pre-booked groups of 15 or more:
Adults £4.80
Students/OAPs £4.00
Children £2.90
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 The Lady with the Lamp   Abigail and Grace: Young Nightingales

 by Kirsteen Nixon, Museum Officer, Florence Nightingale Museum, UK 

The Florence Nightingale Museum Trust was established as an independent charity in 1983 and was opened in February 1989.

Since that date steady visitor growth has been achieved year on year, reaching 31,535 in 2006.

The Museum is located on the site of the original Florence Nightingale Training School on London’s vibrant South Bank.

According to the Museum's Trustees:  “The Florence Nightingale Museum aims to promote an understanding and appreciation of Florence Nightingale's legacy and its continuing influence on nursing and people's health.”

The Museum's Collections

The Museum has three classes of artefacts in the collection, artefacts owned or used by Florence Nightingale, material connected with the Crimean War (1854-56): military, hospital and nursing and objects connected with the Nightingale School and St. Thomas' Hospital (1860-1910).

The archive consists of a collection of 63 letters from Florence Nightingale and, on deposit at the London Metropolitan Archives, a further collection of 700 letters from Florence Nightingale and other related papers.

We hold a large collection of historical photographs and images of our collection and we offer publishers the service of image reproduction.

Education at the Museum

The Florence Nightingale Museum runs a variety of learning sessions, for schools to adult and specialist groups.

We take primary school bookings for sessions Monday-Friday mornings and welcome adult groups weekday afternoons or at the weekend. Guided tours are available most week days.

Friends Organisation

The Museum has an active Friends organisation.

The Friends of the Florence Nightingale Museum (Registered Charity No. 1070659) is committed to supporting the aims and work of a Museum that is dedicated to promoting one woman's contributions to nursing and healthcare.


FN statue

At the Crimean War Memorial in London, UK with Dr. Susan Hassmiller, Senior Advisor for Nursing at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, taken on her 2010 Nightingale Journey. This statue is one of only two of non-royal women in Central London.

Flo with Desmond Tutu

Archbishop Desmond Tutu at the 2010 Nightingale Centenary opening of the Florence Nightingale Museum in London, UK