Florence Nightingale Museum

May 3, 2011 at 7:00 pm | Posted in General, London, museum, Out and About, Tourism, Travel, UK | Leave a comment
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Not suprisingly this London museum is devoted to Florence Nightingale (1820 -1910). It covers her upbringing, early work in medicine, time during the Crimean war and her later years until her death.

The materials are all presented very well (given a relatively small space) with different “environments” for each period. For example her early life is set in a garden with a hedge row and the display cases are set within the “hedge”.

There is an audio tour that you can (and should use) but with a slight twist. The curators have dispensed with the traditional walk around headset and opted for a stethoscopes that you place on spots around the museum to hear commentary. I assume they’re all thoroughly washed afterwards! One of these includes an actual recording of Florence.

All in all it was a fascinating museum and it detailed the life of this remarkable woman well.

Situated in the grounds of St Thomas Hospital near Westminster bridge and the London Eye. It’s on the ground floor near the car park so you may need to go down a level if you walk across the road from the bridge.

I spent about 90 minutes there and if costs £5.80 for an adult.

I would have included some photos but my phone’s SD card died.

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