To celebrate Florence's birthday and International Nurse's Week on the 12th May we are offering our first 50 visitors some birthday cake. So come along and join us for a week full of celebrations from the 7th -12th May. Events are free with museum admission and no booking is required- just turn up!
Meet Miss Nightingale
Saturday May 11 & Sunday May 12
Performances start at 11.30am, 1.30pm and 3pm
Come and meet Miss Nightingale and hear all about how she became known as the “Lady with the Lamp”. Find out how she became a nurse, why she went to the Crimea and how she improved the conditions for the soldiers and nurses.
The History of Nursing; talk by author and district nurse Louise Wyatt
Sunday 12 May 12pm
Louise will be reading an extract from the chapter ‘Lesser Known Nurses and Their Legacies’ from her book, A History of Nursing, about Betsi Cadwaladr, a little-known Welsh nurse who was also in the Crimea with Nightingale.
Louise Wyatt is currently a practising District Nurse Sister in Bristol, combining both her professional career and her writing. Interested in history from an early age, Louise has, to date, written three local history books and A History of Nursing is her first foray into more general history. After completing her nurse training at the University of West of England and discovering the museum there an interest in tracing nursing history back to its roots became a project and then a book.
Official Link: http://www.florence-nightingale.co.uk