Florence Nightingale Museum
Museum situated inside St Thomas' Hospital devoted to the world's most famous nurse. Such was gratitude for Florence Nightingale's Crimea War work that a public subscription raised the equivalent of £2 million before anyone knew how the money would be spent.
Comparisons with the Princess of Wales' fund can be made but in the 1850s the heroine was still alive and she suggested a nursing school.
The chosen hospital was St Thomas' and by 1871 the hospital had opened the world's first non-religious nursing training school.
The museum opened in 1989 in its hidden position. At first visitors found the museum difficult to find but over the years many people from foreign visitors to former nurses have enjoyed the permanent exhibits.
Tel: (020) 7620 0374
Open: Daily 10am-5pm
Prices: £5.80 (conc £4.80, family £16)
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News & features about Florence Nightingale Museum
- Newly discovered photos of Florence Nightingale go on show (8 May 2013)
- Huge private sixth-form college and student residence approved (30 Jan 2013)
- Mary Seacole statue at St Thomas' Hospital approved by councillors (25 Apr 2012)
- Latest designs for Mary Seacole memorial at St Thomas' Hospital (13 Sep 2011)
- Appeal for Mary Seacole statue at St Thomas' raises first £100,000 (2 Jun 2011)
- Pope Benedict XVI visits Lambeth Palace (17 Sep 2010)
- Florence Nightingale commemorated in Radio 4 Sunday Worship from St Thomas' Hospital (8 Aug 2010)
- Armed Forces Day flag raised at City Hall (21 Jun 2010)
- Levi Roots joins St Thomas' Hospital open day (21 Jun 2010)
- Historic maps and SE1 panorama at Museum of London (28 May 2010)
- Florence Nightingale Museum reopens to the public (14 May 2010)
- Florence Nightingale nursing school appoints composer-in-residence (8 Dec 2009)
- Martin Jennings chosen to create Mary Seacole memorial at St Thomas' (25 Jun 2009)
- Two artists still in running to design Mary Seacole memorial at St Thomas' Hospital (17 May 2009)
- Sarah Brown at Florence Nightingale Museum as £1.3 million revamp plans revealed (13 May 2009)
- OBE for Southwark council leader Nick Stanton (31 Dec 2008)
- Artists shortlisted for Mary Seacole memorial at St Thomas' Hospital (18 Dec 2008)
- Diane Lees starts work as Imperial War Museum director-general (1 Oct 2008)
- Disabled patients picket hospital open day (22 Jun 2008)
- Premier Inn hotel to open in former Waterloo maternity hospital (10 Apr 2008)
- Hilary Benn launches climate change hotline at St Thomas' (9 Apr 2008)
- Developers seek new name for Lambeth office scheme (3 Apr 2008)
- Tony Benn and 7/7 survivor open hospitals' human history exhibition (12 May 2007)
- General Lying-In Hospital to be sold by NHS (17 Jan 2007)
- Locals recognised in New Year Honours (30 Dec 2006)
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