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Florence Nightingale Museum

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Address: 2 Lambeth Palace Road | St. Thomas' Hospital, London SE1 7EP, England
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10:00 - 17:00
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Site where the "Lady of the Lamp" founded her School of Nursing...

Site where the "Lady of the Lamp" founded her School of Nursing in 1860.

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Nice, Small Museum

My wife works in healthcare so she really wanted to go visit the Florence Nightingale Museum located right outside of St. Thomas Hospital. It is a worthwhile hour long... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
David E
Honolulu, Hawaii
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Honolulu, Hawaii
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My wife works in healthcare so she really wanted to go visit the Florence Nightingale Museum located right outside of St. Thomas Hospital. It is a worthwhile hour long stop. The museum is small and all in one room, but you learn a lot. I knew almost nothing about Ms.Nightingale, but I walked out feeling like I learned about her... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a small but interesting collection located at St Thomas' Hospital. If you have an interest in, or a connection to nursing it is worth while to check out to learn more about the history and how it has changed over the years. We expected it to be a bit bigger than it was, but it was well done.... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Set in the grounds of St. Thomas' Hospital, this is a relatively small museum that has been well thought out. Anyone interested in Florence Nightingale, the history of nursing or Edith Cavell will love this place. Only takes about an hour to get round, but is reasonably cheap and very interesting.

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Detroit, Michigan
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A must do for nurses and anyone fascinated with learning about the history of this medical profession. Great museum full of history and tribute to pioneers in the field of nursing. Learned a lot about how nursing began and evolved throughout the years. Museum located right outside of the St Thomas hospital. Nice little souvenir shop inside to grab little... More 

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Northampton, England
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My daughter has just learnt about Florence Nightingale and so when we got off the bus tour on Westminster Bridge, and the kids needed the bathroom, St Thomas' Hospital was perfect. As we walked towards the main entrance my daughter spotted the small signs. So, after the bathroom break, we went along for a look. It's a very small museum,... More 

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South Shields, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 18 March 2017

This was the first time i had visited this place it was just Average and not to exciting i would not go back the price was not bad for a OAP i didthink there would have been a lot more than there was

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Bethel, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

If you are a history buff and especially if you are interested in women's history, this is the stop for you. This is a small museum on the bottom floor of the first floor of an annex of a hospital. It is extremely well-organized and you can zip through it in half an hour or linger for an hour or... More 

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Reviewed 11 March 2017

I found it really hard to find this museum, so to help others I would say-walk into the main entrance of St Thomas hospital from Westminsterbridge. Before the doors you turn left down a path. Small and quite pricey. I was very interested to see the museum as I'm very interested in Florence Nightingale. A lot of it is quite... More 

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Bognor Regis, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

Took my girlfriend here cause she is a student nurse, she said she found quite boring, the best bit was hearing her voice on some headphones.

Thank Peter B
Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 26 February 2017

This museum is well worth a look,it is only small but has plenty of information.They had earphones & these were very interesting & lots of them.I would certainly recommend this to anyone & it's very easy to find because it's at the bottom of St Thomas's Hospital around the corner on the ground level around the back.

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