The Museum has its origins in a collection of “Nightingalia” that was the pride of various matrons at St Thomas’ Hospital. In the 1970s, special arrangements were made for the preservation of these objects as well as a wider display of Nightingale artefacts, rare books and archive. This led to the creation of the Florence Nightingale Museum which opened in 1989 and is located on the site of the original Nightingale Training School.
The Florence Nightingale Museum follows Florence Nightingale's story and uncovers a woman of many talents, as well as flaws. Find out about her achievements and the reasons we remember her today. Travel through three pavilions which take you on a journey through the life and times of Florence Nightingale. From her Victorian childhood to the Crimean War and onto her years as an ardent campaigner.
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