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Nursing is an Art

Florence Nightingale revolutionised nursing by turning it into the respectable profession we know today, the Nightingale Training School opened its doors as the first professional training school for nurses in 1860.

For almost 150 years the very same school has produced generations of 'Nightingale Nurses'. This display looks at the history of the Training School, how the students were taught the 'art' of nursing, and explores the impact being a 'Nightingale' had on the nurses who trained there.

For more information, including general information about the museum or other ongoing displays and events, please see the Florence Nightingale Museum's official website.

DISCOVER FLORENCE NIGHTINGALE MUSEUM

WHO WAS THE REAL LADY WITH THE LAMP?

Travel through three pavilions to relive Florence’s childhood, understand her experiences in the Crimean War and discover how she pioneered modern nursing practice. Her story is brought to life through unique collections, interactive displays and art installations

Located within St Thomas’ Hospital, just off Westminster Bridge, the museum was opened in 1989 and now forms a key part of London’s medical heritage. The collection consists of personal material associated with Florence Nightingale, items relating to the Crimean War and nursing artefacts. The museum archives include approximately 800 letters from Florence Nightingale and an important rare book collection of 284 titles.

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Florence Nightingale Museum

St Thomas’ Hospital, 2 Lambeth Palace Road, London SE1 7EW