Florence Nightingale Museum
Still seen as the prime example of caring dedication, Florence Nightingale remains the best known figure in the nursing profession, thanks to her work during the Crimean War in the mid-19th century. Quite fittingly, the Florence Nightingale Museum can be found at St Thomas’ Hospital in Westminster, on the South Bank of the Thames.
The museum opened in 1989 and recalls the real life story of Florence, a woman who was commonly referred to as ‘the lady with the lamp’, following her from childhood onto her time as a nurse. The collection is an essential part of London’s medical history and holds hundreds of handwritten letters from Florence herself, along with a rare collection of 284 books.
Tel: 020 620 0374
Adult : £5.80