Florence Nightingale Museum

St Thomas' Hospital 2 Lambeth Palace Road, Lower Marsh, SE1 7EW
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St Thomas' Hospital 2 Lambeth Palace Road, Lower Marsh, SE1 7EW

020 7188 4400


Lower Marsh

Nearest Station
Waterloo (0.23 miles)


The Florence Nightingale Museum was originally part of the school of nursing at St. Thomas hospital, the hospital founded by Nightingale in 1860.

Nightingale served as a nurse during the bloody Crimean War, and the museum now dedicated to her and her work contains many of her personal belongings for public view.

Nightingale campaigned tirelessly for improved health standards for normal people, publishing many books and guides on medical hygiene. Queen Victoria awarded Nightingale the Red Cross in 1883 and she later became the first woman to receive the Order of Merit.

She played a highly active part in the training of her nurses and is widely respected for her considerable contribution to the high standards in the Nation Health System today. Visitors are invited to view the 63 letters penned by Nightingale which are on display in the Archives- the letters refer to the brutality of the Crimean war and to the procedures she followed to remain an effective and respected medical professional.

The library holds 53 of her 200 published works- many of them inscribed and were gifts for the nurses. There are also many portraits of Nightingale throughout her remarkable life on show. There is a comprehensive gift shop on site where books and memorabilia are available to buy.

The museum is easily accessed via Waterloo or Westminster underground stations.

Florence Nightingale Museum Picture Gallery

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