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October Half Term at the Florence Nightingale Museum

Come to The Florence Nightingale Museum this half term and get a fun and immersive insight into the life and work of the founder of modern nursing. Through a selection of events for you to get involved in, the museum aims to inform, educate and inspire audiences by bringing history to life.

To mark Black History Month, the museum has developed a programme of events including, a storytelling session by Wendy Shearer all about to the fascinating tales of Mary Seacole, and her travels to the Crimea to help the British soldiers. Mary Seacole will also be making an appearance in the museum, so as you watch the drama unfold you can even don a soldier’s costume and help Mary yourself. Or, you could also get to know Florence Nightingale’s extraordinary life and achievements with an interactive drama display.

Please see their website for the full list of events and individual dates and times.

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.

WhereIs It?

Florence Nightingale Museum

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