Florence Nightingale was a British social reformer who is believed to be the founder of modern nursing. She was recognized for her talents in tending to wounded soldiers during the Crimean War from 1853-56, fought between Russia and the allied powers of Britain, France and Turkey.
Florence Nightingale has been a celebrity for over 150 years. Her face has appeared on bank notes, paper bags and tea cups, and the story of her life has been told through opera, television, film and the theatre. The Florence Nightingale Museum holds a unique collection of artefacts and is the only place you can learn the full story of this remarkable woman who saved soldiers during times of war.
The Museum is a short walk from the Houses of Parliament, the London Eye and attractions along the South Bank. It is located in the grounds of St Thomas' Hospital, at parking level.
Tube: Westminster (on the District and Circle line) or Waterloo (on the Northern line).
Bus routes: 12, 53, 76, 77, 148, 159, 211, 341, 363, 381, 543, 507, C10, RV1
Daily 10.00 – 17.00
Last admission 4.30pm